Martez Wilson Scouting Report
Martez Wilson
Martez Wilson - Illinois (HT: 6-3¾ - WT: 250)
Combine 40: 4.49 - Position Rank: 4 of 32

Positives: Very productive in 2010 (112 tackles, four sacks, three forced fumbles, one interception)... Has good size to play inside in a 3-4 scheme, a little tall and not very compact, but appears to have a good amount of bulk, is experienced playing the inside linebacker position... Has very good speed... Does a good job keeping playside arm free when being blocked, flows to the ball when engaged by blockers and will make plays by slipping off blockers near the ball carrier... Was a top recruit coming out of high school, second-highest rated five-star DE behind 2010 fourth-round pick Everson Griffen... Is a smart player who understands the way the game works, had to adjust to a new system in 2009 and 2010... Long 34⅝" arms... Is a very physical player, uses body weight well when driving into blockers and making tackles in traffic... Is a good special teams performer, plays with intensity and has a lot of experience blocking punts... Appears to be a fairly versatile player, has experience at multiple linebacker positions, defensive end, in special teams and as a situational pass rusher.

Negatives: Can over-pursue and has some trouble changing directions when facing a shifty runner or quarterback with quick feet, needs to do a better job of breaking down against targets in the open field... Was suspended in for the last game of 2008 for violation of team rules... Suffered from a herniated disk in 2009 and missed most of the season after recovering from a stab wound a year earlier, health and durability may be a substantial question mark heading into the draft... Will miss a lot of tackles when going full speed, does not break down well and relies too much on momentum and upper-body strength to bring down ball carriers... Does not have an overwhelming motor, and often looks timid when scraping and taking pursuit angles across the field.

  223 102 121 20 9 4 1 1 0
2007 Illinois   29 15 14 3 2 0 0 0 0
2008 Illinois   73 38 35 3 1 0 0 0
2009 Illinois   9 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 Illinois   112 47 65 11½ 4 3 1 1 0

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