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Marco Wilson NFL Draft 2021: Scouting Report for Arizona Cardinals CB

BR NFL Scouting DepartmentContributor IMay 1, 2021

Florida defensive back Marco Wilson (3) leaves the field after an NCAA college football game against Vanderbilt Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Florida won 38-17. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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HEIGHT:
 5'11 5/8"

WEIGHT: 191 lbs

       

POSITIVES

—Physical player, attacks blockers.

—Plays with speed to run with receivers.

—Good zone player. Plays with good vision and route recognition.

—Tracks the ball well in the air.

—Shows some position flexibility.

         

NEGATIVES

—Poor positioning downfield at times.

—Slower reaction when opening. Occasionally gives receivers a step on him.

—Can disappear and go through the motions.

—Tackling security is a question.

       

2020 STATISTICS

8 Games: 29 tackles, 4 PBU, 1 FR

      

NOTES

Started as a true freshman.

2018 left knee injury.

       

OVERALL

Wilson is a long-armed cornerback with a physical play style. He has shown the ability to play both man and zone coverage. Although he has shown the speed to run with receivers, too often he falls a step behind, lacking the desired positioning and leverage needed in the pass game at times. He hasn't really kept the elite consistency he has shown earlier in his career, with a large majority of his career stats coming from previous seasons.

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Though Wilson has shown obvious speed and athleticism, he must continue to work on his craft in press coverage. After his knee injury in 2018, Wilson was able to bounce back for modest showings in the 2019 and 2020 season. He has potential to have a good career at the next level but will need to improve his play consistency along with increasing playmaking plays.

        

GRADE: 7.51/10 (Potential NFL Starter Round 3)

OVERALL RANK: 87/300

POSITION RANKCB10

PRO COMPARISON: P.J. Williams

     

Written by B/R NFL Scout Cory Giddings