Following a transfer from the Texas A&M Aggies, Tyree Wilson has emerged as one of the best defensive players in the country for the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Despite suffering a season-ending injury earlier this season, Wilson has garnered plenty of discussion as a top fifteen player in the upcoming NFL Draft. In this 2023 NFL Draft scouting report, we’ll breakdown Tyree Wilson, as well as a predicted 40 time, injury history, and predict his NFL future.
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Tyree Wilson 40 Time
I have Texas Tech EDGE Tyree Wilson poised for a 40 time of 4.78 seconds. When compared to the league average, this is solid for the defensive end position. However, the time is a bit below average for outside linebackers. On game film, Tyree Wilson displays good quickness off the line of scrimmage to drive inside and penetrate the pocket.
Tyree Wilson Injury History
After suffering a broken bone in his foot in November, Tyree Wilson declared for the 2023 NFL Draft. However, per his post on Twitter, he will be 100% healthy and prepared for pre-draft workouts, including the 2023 NFL Combine in Indianapolis.
Tyree Wilson Scouting Report
- Excellent Use Of Hands To Beat Offensive Linemen
- Phenomenal Quickness And Burst At The Snap
- Relentless Pursuer At The Point Of Attack
- Slower To Diagnose And Attack Runs Than Others In This Class
- Needs To Shore Up Inconsistencies In His Tackling Ability
- Would Like To See Him Expand His Array Of Tools To Beat Offensive Linemen Off The Edge
Tyree Wilson is a three-year contributor on the defensive line for the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Prior to his time in Lubbock, Tyree Wilson was on the Texas A&M Aggies. He had a breakout year in 2021, which has carried over to this season. Many NFL Draft analysts have a top fifteen projection on Tyree Wilson for the 2023 NFL Draft. He possesses good height and solid weight for positions across the defensive line when compared to the league average. Our predicted 40 time of 4.78 seconds is solid when compared to the league average.
He displays a good ability to drive inside and penetrate the pocket off the edge. Has good body lean and bend off the edge to beat the offensive tackle and pressure the quarterback. Shows a solid ability to drive through his opponent and force him back, pushing the quarterback out of the pocket. Possesses good quickness off the snap to penetrate quickly. His hand placement is good as he’s able to stun and evade the opponent. Uses his hands to bat the opponent’s hands and establish leverage inside.
He’s a high-motor player across the entire field. He possesses a solid tackle range to bring down ball carriers away from him. Displays solid mobility when dropping into coverage while reading the quarterback’s eyes. He’s able to mirror the quarterback outside of the pocket when dropped into zone coverage. Possesses good timing and vision to find open holes to the quarterback on stunts inside.
Wilson can struggle to read and attack runs quickly at the point of attack. His tackling ability can leave a bit to be desired, as he’ll miss the occasional tackle behind the line of scrimmage. The timing on his twists off the edge are a touch slow. At times, he can overcompensate on outside runs, giving the ball carrier a free lane inside.
Tyree Wilson NFL Draft Projection
Ultimately, I have Tyree Wilson ranked just outside the top fifteen in our 2023 NFL Draft Top 200 Big Board. With that being said, It’s my belief that Wilson is clearly the best outside linebacker in this class. Furthermore, I believe that the outside linebacker position is a natural one for him, although he could also contribute at a high-level at defensive end.
Using our 2023 NFL Draft Mock Draft Simulator, I think that some of the potential fits for Tyree Wilson are the Las Vegas Raiders and Seattle Seahawks.
Tyree Wilson would be a good complimentary piece for the Raiders opposite of Maxx Crosby. This move would take pressure off of Crosby, as well as the secondary. For Seattle, Tyree Wilson would likely be the franchise piece on that defense for the front office to build around. In both situations, he seems like the best fit at outside linebacker.