View Full Version : Anyone know much about Muhammad Wilkerson?
02-06-2011, 05:14 AM
6'5" 305 DLineman from Temple.
2009: 61 tackles, 10.5 TFL, 7 sacks
2010: 70 tackles, 13 TFL, 9.5 sacks
Good option for 3-4 DE in the 3rd round or could he go earlier/later?
02-06-2011, 09:50 AM
Interesting find, hadn't heard about this guy at all but NFL Draft Scout has him as a 2nd round guy.
Here's a report on him:
School & Year/Status: Temple - Junior
Jersey Number: #9
Height & Weight: 6'5 - 305 lbs.
Ranked #76 on our Top 100 Prospects Board
2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Muhammad Wilkerson, DT, Temple
Muhammad Wilkerson is one of the best defensive tackles that most people in the country have never heard of. The 6-5, 305 pound junior has been a huge part of the Temple turnaround. As a freshman in 2008, Wilkerson did not see too much playing time, but he tallied 2.5 tackles-for-loss and one sack. More impressively, Wilkerson got his hands up and broke up four passes. In 2009 Wilkerson totaled 10.5 tackles-for-loss and 7.0 sacks. Wilkerson did a superb job getting into the backfield and wreaking havoc against every Mid-American Conference opponent. Even when Wilkerson was not getting to the quarterback, he was making tackles and stuffing the run. He ended the season with 61 tackles, which is quite impressive for a defensive lineman.
The 2010 campaign has been even more impressive. Wilkerson is third on the team with 70 tackles with a bowl game yet to play. Once again, tallying that many tackles is nearly unheard of and his ability to stuff the run makes him one of the most dangerous defensive tackles.
When Wilkerson is not stuffing the run, he is still getting into the backfield. This season he has 13.0 tackles-for-loss and 9.5 sacks. There is not much else Wilkerson can do to improve his NFL stock. He has been relatively consistent over the last two years and could very easily be a second or third round selection if he opts to go pro early.
Positives: Versatile... Starting DT and DE in 2010, plays everywhere on the D-Line... Good athlete... Reasonably agile... Good pass rusher... Disruptive... Good quickness... Good burst off the ball... Good length... Active hands... Can push and pressure the pocket... Can penetrate... Good bulk... Good power... Can get off blocks well... Good strength at POA... Plays with good leverage... Good technique... Fights through double teams... Bats down a lot of passes... Holds his ground versus the run... Anchors well... Makes plays in the backfield... Stacks and sheds well... Good tackler... Hard hitter... Good awareness... Nose for the football... Selected All-MAC first team for the 2009 and 2010 seasons... Ideal fit as a 3-4 DE... Also fits as a 4-3 UT... A dark-horse first round possibility.
Negatives: Not much of an arsenal with the exception of bull rush... Will raise up as he penetrates and lose leverage... Gets a little too upright moving down the line of scrimmage (laterally)... Lack of competition playing in the MAC.
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