The 2021 NFL Draft will be a great event for teams to start building for their future. Here is the Marvin Wilson 2021 NFL Draft Profile.
Marvin Wilson Background
Position: Defensive Tackle
Size: 6-foot-4, 303 pounds
2020 stats: 17 total tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack (6 games)
Wilson could have declared for the 2020 NFL Draft, but decided to go back to Florida State. After playing 2020, Wilson is ready for the 2021 NFL Draft.
He was one of the best recruits in the country and decided to leave the state of Texas to sign with Florida State. Wilson played a little bit as a freshman, as he logged seven total tackles. He made more of an impact as a sophomore, when he had 41 total tackles, four tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks. Unfortunately, the Seminoles went just 5-7 that season. Wilson followed up on his good sophomore season with a great junior season that saw him tally 44 total tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss and five sacks. His play helped Florida State get to a bowl game, but they lost to drop their record to 6-7. After deciding to return for his senior season, Wilson registered 17 tackles, two tackles for loss and one sack in six games played. Wison coudn’t help Florida State have a winning record, as they finished 3-6.
While the team success didn’t come in his time at Florida State, Wilson established himself as one of the best interior defensive linemen in the country. He is now projected to be a second to fourth round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Wilson has great size for an interior defensive lineman at the NFL level. He is 6-foot-4 and 303 pounds meaning he can match up with interior offensive linemen very well. His arm length is also solid at 33.375 inches, which should give him the edge on the interior.
His power is his biggest asset. He has solid play strength, which helps him do a variety of things. Wilson can push the pocket as a pass rusher by using solid leverage and power. He can also shed blocks well in the running game and isn’t easily moved. His ability to take on double teams and be disruptive can really help a team defense.
He has a motor that is always running. Wilson rarely gives up on a play, even if it looks like he is out of it. His ability to keep pushing the pocket, seconds after the ball has been snapped and to track down ball carriers will make an entire defense better.
Although he got to quarterback with some frequency in college, he needs to add more pass rush moves and counters to be able to beat his man more often. Right now, his best move is the bull rush, but if he can add more to his arsenal, he will be more effective, because offensive linemen won’t know what is coming.
He isn’t the quickest getting out of his stance at the snap of the ball. His burst is lacking, as he is a split second behind the other linemen on the field. Wilson still generates his fair share of power, but if he can get a quicker start to his play, he can be more disruptive.
Wilson could actually cut some of his weight down to play faster. He played at a bigger weight and was also coming off of a leg injury in 2020. Wilson looked much slower. If he cuts the weight, he may move better and be more productive, much like he was in 2019.
Projected Draft Range: Second Round Pick-Third Round Pick
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