NFL Draft Scouting Report: Kristian Wilson

Bowie State
Cornerback #34
5’10 180 Senior

  • Played left and right outside corner.
  • Better in man than zone.
  • Will waste steps when playing off the line of scrimmage.
  • Can contribute on special teams.
  • Was used wrong in Bowie State’s scheme.
  • Shows good closing speed.

Kristian Wilson has solid athleticism and will greatly benefit from an opportunity from an NFL training camp invite. His speed and willingness to contribute wherever necessary are valuable traits that teams can use. Wilson went to a smaller school, Bowie State, and could have been used in a better scheme. He spent a lot of time playing off of the line of scrimmage. When lined up on the line of scrimmage in man coverage, he was a lot more comfortable in coverage.

His footwork is the biggest concern of Wilson’s game. When playing off the line in zone coverage, he took many unnecessary steps. He was able to get away with it at his former level of competition but if he was competing regularly against Power Five schools, his footwork would have stood out and it would have given him more time to work on improving his technique.

Wilson has experience on special teams and is willing to fly down the field as a gunner.

His size will be a question but his frame should be able to carry a few more pounds.

Wilson will need to impress scouts and teams with his willingness and have his love of the game on display. He lacks some fundamentals but will fight for a spot as hard as he can if a team sends him an invite to camp this spring.

 

Round Value: UDFA

The talent is there for Wilson.  He did not get the benefit of proper coaching and scheme fit.  If a team is able to realize this, he could be a solid reserve nickel cornerback for a team while acting as a primary special teams player.

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