(Editor's Note: While the start of the 2018 NFL Draft isn't until April 26, it's never too early to profile some of the key participants. The staff of DallasCowboys.com intends to preview the landscape of the draft's top prospect, with an emphasis on possible Cowboys draft picks – from the first round to the last. Today's featured player is Boise State wide receiver Cedrick Wilson.)
- Name: Cedrick Wilson
- Position: Wide Receiver
- College:Boise State
- Height/Weight:6-1 / 194
- Honors:Wilson earned All-Mountain West honors in 2017 after setting Boise State's single-season receiving record with 1,511 yards. He's the only player BSU history with two 200-yard receiving games in a single season.
- Key Stat: One of those 200-yard performances occurred in his final collegiate game when he caught 10 passes for 221 yards as Boise State defeated Oregon in the Las Vegas Bowl. It was the second-most receiving yards by a Bronco player in a postseason game.
Where He's Projected:
Currently, Wilson is a mid-round prospect, likely going on Day 3. Receivers have the best chance to move up because their 40 times relate the most to their positon, plus he could have a couple of workouts in front of pro scouts that can elevate him into possibly the second day of the draft.
How He Helps The Cowboys:
While he doesn't have blazing speed, he can make plays down the field, evident by his 1500-yard season last season. Wilson also knows how to find the end zone, catching 18 touchdown passes in his two years in Boise. His size and speed make him a candidate to play all positions on the field, something that is valuable through a course of a season when injuries mount up and players are needed to fill in at various spots.
- Has a thin build for a receiver.
- Looks much lighter than 194 pounds.
- Catches the ball easily.
- You will see him catch the ball at all levels.
- Outstanding when it comes to tracking the ball down the field.
- You will see some big time plays when it comes to catching the ball.
- Has some nice run after catch when it comes to receptions on the move.
- His biggest issues that he doesn't always separate and his routes tend to be rounded.
- Will need to develop physically to help in his separation and improve in how he sets those routes up.
- If he can improve in those two areas, he has a chance to be an outstanding target for a wide receiver needy club that's looking for a big play threat.