Howard Wilson – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Howard Wilson

CB

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
CB Houston 6 SO

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'0 185 4.52 6'1 184 31 3/8 9 5/8

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.57 33.5 9'11 10* 6.68 3.94

Overview:

Wilson had a nice career at Houston, playing in 29 games, where he had 107 tackles, 3.5 fr loss, 9 interceptions, and 16 pass breakups, proving to be a shut down cornerback, and ball hawk. He has good size, is solid in coverage, is a hard hitting cornerback, and a sure fire tackler. He also has good speed, is a defensive play maker, he always wraps up on tackle attempts, and is a tough nosed player. He does have some issues with faster players at times, he has only 2 seasons under his belt at Houston, and he had an ACL injury in 2015, which cost him all but 3 games that season. With that said, I see Wilson as a day 2 pick, somewhere in round 3.

Strengths:

Has good size

Tackling machine

Ball hawk

Did a great job of breaking up passes

Solid in coverage

A hard hitter

Sure fire tackler

Has good speed

Has a non stop motor

Is in on every play

Does not give up on many plays

A defensive play maker

Always wraps up on tackle attempts

A shut down corner

A tough nosed player

Weaknesses:

Has issues with fast players at times

Only 2 seasons played at Houston

Had injury issues at Houston in 2015 with a Torn ACL which had him miss all but 3 games

Career Stats:

Games Played: 29

Tackles: 107

Tackles For Loss: 3.5

Interceptions: 9

Pass Breakups: 15