Jim Nagy, Senior Bowl executive director, names Pac-12 WR as top sleeper in NFL Draft
Jim Nagy is out with his top sleeper in this year’s NFL Draft, and for an explanation, the Senior Bowl executive director describes it outside the top 10 position rankings.
In this case, it’s Stanford’s Michael Wilson.
Nagy explained that unlike Jonathan Mingo, Tank Dell and Jayden Reed, his momentum faded after he ran a 4.58 at the Combine. Nagy said he’s not worried about timed speed because Wilson “PLAYS fast,” and he consistently got deep on 4.3 and 4.4 cornerbacks in Mobile.
What’s more, Nagy said Wilson had the top max deceleration of any player int he past 5 Senior Bowls, and to show how important that is, he said to ask any NFL wideouts coach what they are looking for and “ability to separate” is at or near top of list. A big key to separating is ability to decelerate.
Separation and release at the line of scrimmage is one reason why Nagy gave Wilson’s player comparison as Las Vegas Raiders Pro Bowler Davante Adams.
Teased it last night.
Our top sleeper at any position for 2023 #NFLDraft is Stanford’s Michael Wilson.
Term “sleeper” is overused but it applies to Wilson, who we haven’t seen in any Top-10 WR rankings.
Here’s our case for why Wilson will be this year’s biggest steal.
— Jim Nagy (@JimNagy_SB) April 26, 2023