C.J. Wilson of East Carolina: 2010 NFL Draft Stock

Allen LoppCorrespondent IMarch 3, 2010

C.J. Wilson is a defensive end who attended East Carolina University, where he was a starter for three seasons.

While at East Carolina he totaled 180 tackles, 26 sacks, and two forced fumbles.

Wilson officially stands at 6'3", 290 pounds, and an arm length just over 33 inches.

He was a top performer in the bench press at the NFL Combine, where he did 32 reps of 225 pounds, good for a four-way tie for fourth with Thaddeus Gibson, Everson Griffen, and Ndamukong Suh.

Wilson also ran his 40-yard dash in 4.75 seconds and his board jump was 9'7".

Throughout his career at East Carolina, he lined up at different spots on the defensive line, but with his instincts, speed, and edge quickness, he is best fitted for the defensive end spot.

Wilson also displays impressive hand usage and he has an incredible motor to go along with his competitiveness.

He has room to improve on his lateral agility and he doesn't appear comfortable in space. His inability to play in space limits his possibilities in the NFL.

C.J. also needs to become more consistent with his pad level, and he needs to develop some more moves if he is going to be a defensive end in the 4-3 defensive scheme.

According to many scouts he is the 16th best defensive end in the draft, and he is also projected to be a fifth-round pick.

Overall, Wilson should be able to give a team good depth with his natural strength, toughness, and intangibles as a 4-3 defensive end.

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