3(80) J.J. Wilcox S Georgia Southern Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN: 5th rated S, 51st player overall, designated top sleeper and made underrated list, 2nd round projection. Despite playing just one year at S, Wilcox showed big time results in 2012. I love his speed to the ball, that he hits with purpose and that he's a good overall tackler. He's going to keep getting better in coverage and, with more coaching and experience, he could evolve into a pro bowl caliber performer. Wilcox has tremendous long range potential and hinted that he could be special in a year or two by being one of the stickout performers in Mobile at the Senior Bowl practices. With his talent and upside potential, I can't see an exciting prospect like Wilcox getting out of the second round. - Nolan Nawrocki, Pro Football Weekly: 5th rated FS, Not included in top 150 overall, 4th-5th round projection. Inexperienced, inconsistent defender who bounced from WR to RB to S and it shows in his uneven play. Flashes enough athletic talent to warrant consideration as a developmental project, but requires patience and might never get it. Still very much a developmental prospect. - Frank Coyle, Draft Insiders Digest: 11th rated S, 149th player overall, 5th round projection. Athletic hard-hitting senior safety has risen up the charts quickly after converting to defense for his final season. J.J. had an impressive performance at S in 2012 that culminated with Senior Bowl and Combine invitations. He played RB and WR his first three season but was a natural once he moved to S where his physical skill set and temperament were a good match. He has good speed and range to play the position. He shows a nose for the ball with quick read and react skills. At times he looked for the big hit which caused him to miss tackles. He is the type with the mental and physical toughness to be an early special teams demon. He is capable of surprising in package defenses if he settles in a position in the dime set where he can shadow the QB or play the back quarter. He is not ready to match up with fast receivers initially in coverage. Marginal top 125 prospect. Eventual starting S with well rounded skills. - Scouts Inc.: 8th rated S, 103rd overall player, 4th round projection. Still picking up the nuances of the position. It's somewhat surprising that he doesn't pick up the ball better considering his experience on offense, though that could improve as he gets better at reading QBs and WRs. However, he has the blend of size, speed and fluidity to play S at the NFL level is he continues to improve. Even though he isn't a fundamentally sound tackler, he's not afraid to step up and he flashes some pop. - Rob Rang, NFL Draft Scout: 5th rated SS, 120th player overall, 3rd-4th round projection. Wilcox ranks as one of the more intriguing projections of the 2013 draft for scouts. His size, athleticism and versatility caught the attention of talent evaluators, including Phil Savage and the Senior Bowl, who brought him in to compete against the nation's elite prospects. Athletic frame with thick lower half. Good lateral agility. Surprisingly adept as an open-field tackler. Attacks the line of scrimmage when he reads run. Showed some instincts and range operating as a single-high S in Mobile. Questionable straight-line speed. A work in progress regarding his technique, though in fairness, this is to be expected.