Logan Wilson 2020 NFL Draft Profile

Logan Wilson

Logan Wilson Overview

Position: Linebacker
Height: 6’-2”
Weight: 241 pounds
School: Wyoming

NFL Combine Performance Data

40-Yard Dash: 4.63 seconds
Bench Press: 21 reps
Vertical Jump: 32.0”
Broad Jump: 121.0”
3 Cone Drill: 7.07 seconds
20 Yard Shuttle: 4.27 seconds

Logan Wilson 2020 NFL Draft Profile

After five years with the University of Wyoming, linebacker Logan Wilson is looking to take his game to the next level in the 2020 NFL Draft. The Wyoming native is coming off the best season of his young career, recording 85 tackles and 18 assists on 923 total snaps.

Wilson initially joined the collegiate football ranks as a two-star recruit. Thanks to his low rating, Wyoming was the only school that showed any interest in Wilson. After redshirting through the 2015 season, Wilson earned a starting job in 2016. He struggled during his redshirt freshman season but developed into a true NFL-caliber player starting in 2017. As a redshirt sophomore, Wilson recorded 97 tackles and 23 assists on 911 snaps. One season later, Wilson recorded 80 tackles and 21 assists on 799 total snaps.

Strengths

  • Strong run defender with the size to handle blocker and take down the ball carrier;
  • Better lateral movement than you’d expect from a player of his size;
  • Steadily improved every single season;
  • Strong reflexes and ability to track the ball;
  • Doesn’t shy away from contact – can push around blockers and still get to the ball carrier;
  • Fundamentally sound and hardly misses tackles;
  • Effective when utilized as a blitzer.

Weaknesses

  • Built to be a run-first linebacker in a passing league;
  • Average to below-average in coverage;
  • Most of his coverage experience comes in zone – rarely had to line up against tight ends or running backs;
  • Might not have the play speed to cover deep down the field;
  • Athletic profile suggests he lacks a superstar ceiling.

NFL Comparison: Nick Kwiatkoski

Teams With Need at Position: Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles, Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins

Projection: 3rd Round

Bottom Line on Logan Wilson

Logan Wilson would be a great player in a different era of football. If he were coming out in the 1995 NFL Draft, he’d probably be a late-first or early-second round pick. The Wyoming product is an absolute monster between the tackles and is one of the best run defenders in the class. He hardly ever misses a tackle, can read rushing lanes as they develop, and is able to take on a block while still taking down his man. He steadily improved throughout his collegiate career and can be effective when utilized as a blitzer.

Unfortunately for Wilson, his biggest weakness is in the most valuable part of the modern game. Wilson can make a positive impact in the passing game as a blitzer but leaves a lot to be desired in coverage. While in college, Wilson spent the majority of his coverage reps in a soft zone and didn’t have many responsibilities. When he did have to line up in man coverage, it typically didn’t go well. Even if his coverage woes stem from a lack of experience, his athletic profile suggests he’ll never be anything more than average in coverage. Coaches can easily work around this shortcoming, and he should be a productive player if utilized correctly.

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