Marquess Wilson, WR, Washington State Cougars: 2013 NFL Draft Player Profile

Sept. 29, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Washington State Cougars wide receiver Marquess Wilson (86) attempts to make a catch against Oregon Ducks cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu (14) during the first half at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Height:  6’4″

Weight: 185 pounds

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40 Yard Dash:  N/A

Bench Press:  N/A

Vertical Jump:  N/A

Broad Jump:  N/A

20-Yard Shuttle: N/A

Career Stats

SEASON REC YDS AVG LNG TD ATT YDS AVG LNG TD
2012 52 813 15.6 81 5 0 0 0.0 0 0
2011 82 1388 16.9 85 12 3 10 3.3 11 0
2010 55 1006 18.3 83 6 0 0 0.0 0 0

 

Scouting Report/Player Notes

Just watching a couple of Wilson’s 2011 games, one thing that really stands out to me is his second and third gear after the catch. When he gets a full head of steam, there won’t be any/many players in college or at the next level who can catch him. He is a bit lean in his frame, but man can this guy catch and run. He seems very long for his listed height and weight, sort of a lanky frame. Has the ability to make incredible catches look easy, but will occasionally still lose control when going across the middle and getting hit. Extremely productive in his first two years as a member of the Cougars, hauling in 137 passes for 2,394 yards and 18 touchdowns. The Pac-12 has three of the best NFL Draft prospects at the wide receiver position for the next couple of years, and because he plays at Washington State, Wilson is often counted out as a forgotten fourth, but he’s every bit as good as his peers at this point. With Mike Leach as his head coach, the offense should be very favorable to the pass, which is good news for Wilson if he can stay healthy. He has managed to be as productive as he has with pretty awful quarterback play overall. Wilson is a legitimate first or second round prospect who will only get better as his career progresses. He has some very interesting potential and I’m excited to see more of him. Does a great job of making guys miss in the open field, and runs the deep ball as well as anyone in college football that I’ve seen. Really able to work the double move and beats defenders with consistency. His length allows him to disengage from cornerbacks and he is able to also use that to win jump balls and go up high to make his catch radius nearly impossible to defend. Great quickness and agility with really advanced footwork for his age (gets in and out of breaks quickly).

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