The offseason stories on Marquess Wilson have focused on the former Washington State University wide receiver's falling out with that institution, but his player history there shows a young, tall ball-grabber who flashes playmaking ability.
Wilson's split with WSU was messy. A tumultuous relationship with the Cougars' first-year head coach Mike Leach ended when the school's all-time leading receiver quit the team Nov. 4, releasing a letter six days later alleging "physical, emotional and mental abuse" at the hands of the coaches (via the Seattle Times).
This was particularly dicey as Leach has a history of such allegations, but the coaching staff was cleared of wrongdoing in investigations by the Pac-12 conference and WSU (per ProFootballTalk.com).
Wilson continues to claim that what the coaches were doing "wasn't right" and promised to be honest about what happened in team interviews (via ST).
The situation has thrown Wilson's draft prospects up into the air, with him having been going into his senior season as a possible first-round talent (per PFT) to him now being projected anywhere from the first two rounds to maybe not getting drafted at all (via ST).
But with 3,207 reception yards and 23 TDs in three seasons as a Cougar, Wilson has put together an impressive highlight reel that show he has a range of playmaking ability and NFL potential.