Tale of the Tape: Martez Wilson vs Ohio State

Written by Aaron Aloysius on December 23, 2010



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.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_kX-cfzjjw

 

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.

Aaron Aloysius

Aaron began closely following the draft in 2005. Since then, he’s overcome an Al Davis-like obsession with workout numbers, instead focusing on the qualities and traits visible on prospects’ tape. See all posts by Aaron Aloysius.