Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by dgr81, Apr 28, 2012.
that's the pick
We got Kyle Wilber
Should of kept this guy on my mocks, had him there several times.
Did we need a OLB? I thought we had other positions needs more....
anyone have any insight on the kid?
Who is he?
what is your thoughts on him?
Anthony Spencer's replacement next year? Scouting reports say better against the run than the pass. His size, 6'4" 250lbs is good for an OLB, though.
yep, dang and brandon washington was still there, ladarius green and some others, but he is a decent player, going to push spencer/victor butler
Green went to SD 3 picks earlier.
Blake and Jones are gone. We need something at OLB in case Spencer gets it in his head that he's actually worth $8 million/yr in a long term contract.
he has good size, more of a movement around defense LB for outside, has to get stronger, and build upper body
more of a pass situational pass rusher too
his name has been mentioned on this board and in draft sites that know him, his name was mentioned to keep your eye on him
just a step above victor butler, this move will help motivate butler and spencer possibly
6'4"...248....4.78 40....7.5 Kiper rating.
OLB with fiery, run all over the field attitude, who didn't bring it every game.
My guess: special teamer, competition, possible pass rusher or guy to replace Butler when his contract is up.
Wake Forrest isn't big time, but it is ACC, so he competed with Clemson, VaTech, etc
Wilber started all 13 games as one of the leaders of the Wake Forest defense... finished the year with a career-high 70 tackles and second on the team with 11.5 for loss... made one tackle in the season opener at Syracuse (9.1)... forced a fumble and made seven tackles, including 0.5 for loss against NC State (9.10)... made two tackles and had a 13 yard sack against Gardner-Webb (9.17)... had a big game with five tackles, one sack for 14 yards and a forced fumble at Boston College (10.1)... recorded four tackles, recovered a fumble and tacked on a sack versus FSU (10.8)... produced four total tackles versus Virginia Tech (10.15)... had a season-high eight tackles to go along with 1.5 for loss and a half sack at Duke (10.22)... tied for second on the team with seven tackles and also produced 1.5 stops for loss at UNC (10.29)... forced a fumble and made four stops versus Notre Dame (11.5)... had a career-high 13 tackles at No. 9 Clemson (11.12)... had another big game with 10 tackles and two for loss vs. Vanderbilt (11.26)...
Named a third team All-ACC defensive end by Phil Steele ... Started all 12 games ... Was the starter at defensive end and then moved to outside linebacker when Wake moved to a 3-4 defense ... Finished third on the team with 65 total tackles ... Led the Deacons with 14.5 tackles for loss and 6.0 sacks ... Ranked second on the team with four pass breakups ... Ranked tied for second in the ACC in fumbles forced (0.25/gm), tied for fifth in tackles for loss (1.21/gm), 10th in sacks (0.5/gm) and 35th in tackles (5.4/gm) ... Tied for 33rd nationally in tackles for loss and tied for 76th in sacks ... Led Wake Forest with three forced fumbles ... Opened the season with an impressive performance vs. Presbyterian (Sept. 2), notching three sacks, five tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a blocked PAT to go along with eight tackles ... Led team with seven tackles vs. Duke (Sept. 11) ... Had five tackles, three of them for loss, at Stanford (Sept. 18) ... Recorded a season-high 11 tackles, including three for loss and two sacks, and forced a fumble at Florida State (Sept. 25) ... Made four tackles with 1.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble vs. Georgia Tech (Oct. 2) ... Had eight tackles and broke up a pass vs. Navy (Oct. 9) ... Recorded five tackles with a tackle for loss and a pass breakup at Virginia Tech (Oct. 16) ... Led the team with eight tackles vs. Boston College (Nov. 6) ... Also blocked a field goal against the Eagles and tipped a pass that led to a Daniel Mack interception ... Had sixth sack of the season at NC State (Nov. 13) ... Broke up a pass and had four tackles vs. Clemson (Nov. 20) ... Preseason third team All-ACC selection by Athlon Sports.
Was asked to play OLB in a 3-4, but is clearly not a successful conversion prospect... Ran a disappointing 4.86-40 at the combine... Very stiff hips; turn and run/coverage skills are poor to the point that he struggles greatly even in drills (see combine footage)... Has no business being a coverage linebacker in the NFL... Not an elite production player, coaches will need to rely on Wilber creating opportunities for other players... Needs to develop more as a defensive line player; plays too high and needs to develop a stronger and more consistent punch against blockers... Will need to learn to set and hold the point to create lanes for other pass rushers
He reminds me of... Anthony Spencer. Of course he's going to be for depth though.
That sucks. I'm not really into this pick... and Orson Charles went a few slots later
Very good athlete. Solid run defender — can play off blocks and string plays down to the sideline. Crashes the line and has surprising strength to set the edge. Solid technician — keeps his outside arm free. Good take-off speed. Can outquick blockers to the point and split the double team. Has lined up on both sides and is athletic enough to fall back into coverage and man short areas. Productive starter with scheme diversity.
Has a linear, underdeveloped body and can stand to improve his strength levels and explosion. Tends to play a bit too upright and has some stiffness in his body. Not a glass-eater and lacks bull, anchor strength. Struggles with double teams. Not an elite athlete. Not comfortable moving in reverse.
See the rest here: http://cache.profootballweekly.com/prospects/player/kyle-wilber-97/
My report lists his combine at 4.78 ?