Christian Wilkins Scouting Report

STRENGTHS: Christian Wilkins is a versatile defensive lineman who can literally play anywhere on the line…at the point of contact—he tends to get off the first punch and causes the opposition to get off balance…plays with good balance…a VERY high IQ player…diagnoses the play—makes the play…one of the higher motors in this class—leaves it all out there on the football field…solid base…holds his own in defending the one…plays with great leverage…very quick off of the line of scrimmage…plays with great body control

WEAKNESSES: Christian Wilkins does not have the ceiling of some of his contemporaries in this defensive line draft class that is creating such a buzz…Wilkins does not have the length that you would like to see from defenders along the interior…has trouble getting off of blocks if he is initially stymied…

COMP: Gerald McCoy

OVERALL: Christian Wilkins is simply a very good football player…I personally like Wilkins more than most in the scouting community…he may not have the upside of some of his contemporaries—but he may have one of the higher ‘floors’ in this entire draft class, regardless of position…I do expect Wilkins to get dinged for his lack of length and high end athleticism, so don’t expect him to go as high as some may have originally projected…that being said, he looks like a lock to go mid-late in the 1st round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

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