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News: Rookie review: Kyle Wilber

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by WoodysGirl, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. WoodysGirl

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    By Todd Archer | ESPNDallas.com

    What he did: Wilber played in 10 games as a rookie and saw most of his action on special teams. He played sparingly as a backup outside linebacker on defense to Anthony Spencer and DeMarcus Ware and finished with three tackles. He was eighth on the team in special teams stops with eight. His most extensive action came against Philadelphia on Dec. 2, when he played inside linebacker in the sub package because of injuries. Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan did not do him any favors by putting him in an unfamiliar spot, and he struggled.

    Where he fits in the future: The Cowboys touted his work as a possible edge rusher in their 3-4 system after his 13.5 sacks in four years at Wake Forest, but the move to a 4-3 seems to make him an odd fit unless he can fit in at strong side outside linebacker in Monte Kiffin's 4-3 defense. He does not have the size to put his hand on the ground to play defensive end and at times as a rookie he got overwhelmed when asked to hold up at the point of attack in practice.

    Read more: http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/cowboys/post/_/id/4705004/rookie-review-kyle-wilber
     

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