Recognizing a need at the defensive end position thanks to the recent retirement of Patrick Kerney, Seattle called the name of defensive end E.J. Wilson out of North Carolina.
The following are Wilson’s strengths according to the N.F.L. Scouting Combine page at NFL.com are:
Wilson is a strong defensive end capable of holding up at the point of attack. He has been a productive player in college. Has the work ethic necessary to get the most out of his ability. Plays with impressive pad leverage. Displays very good instincts when diagnosing in the running game. Is a durable performer.
Here’s what the N.F.L. Scouting Combine page has this for his weaknesses:
Wilson is only an average overall athlete for the next level. He lacks the quickness to shoot gaps and penetrate against the run or come off the edge when rushing the passer. Only uses the bull rush at this point and must broaden his pass-rush package to be an every-down guy.
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