After missing most of ’09 due to a neck injury, Martez Wilson came back strong with a very impressive season. The Illini linebacker consistently turned heads with his ability to make plays downhill, both as a run stuffer and an effective blitzer.
Those skills were on full display in Wilson’s 9 tackle, 1 sack, 2 TFL performance against Ohio State.
Wilson’s great size (6’4″, 250 lbs.) and good athleticism make him a solid fit for a variety of defensive schemes, both as an inside and outside LB. His versatility could fit him into the top 60 picks of the 2011 Draft, should the 4th year junior decide he’s ready to take his talents to the NFL.