Stanford's Michael Wilson was 'biggest riser' in pre-draft all-star showcases
Stanford wideout Michael Wilson changed the narrative at the Reese’s Senior Bowl.
That’s according to Senior Bowl director Jim Nagy, who said Monday that Wilson’s performance in Mobile, Alabama, earlier this month helped move him into the conversation for a Day 2 pick in April’s NFL Draft.
Nobody changed narrative more at @seniorbowl than Stanford’s Michael Wilson.
Most NFL scouts pegged Wilson as “A+ character” & polished “possession guy” but he showed different set of gears in Mobile.
Wilson was big riser moving from likely fifth to possible third-rounder. 📈 pic.twitter.com/Ffz7pgIGVZ
— Jim Nagy (@JimNagy_SB) February 20, 2023
Wilson was viewed as a major winner at the Senior Bowl.
Though he’s an older receiver, the 6-foot-2 California native still has an element of unknown for draft scouts. An injury suffered in the Cardinal’s win over Notre Dame on Oct. 15 kept him sidelined for the remainder of the 2022 season. That came after missing the first eight games of the 2021 campaign. He got off to a hot start this past fall though, posting 26 catches for 418 yards and four scores through six.
As a polished route-runner who makes tough catches, Wilson could really catch the eye of some teams later this month at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. He’s one of four Stanford players set to attend.
The Combine runs Feb. 28-March 6. The 2023 NFL Draft begins on April 27.