Marvin Wilson is everything that a NFL franchise would want. The 6-foot-5, 311-pound Junior started to climb up mock-draft boards across the country after a prominent performance against Louisville, recording 10 total tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks and a fumble recovery. Out of all the shortcomings that have seemed to define Florida State football there have been some bright spots, one of those being on the Defensive line with Marvin Wilson at the helm.
Wilson suffered a hand injury against Miami that required surgery and will not return for the remainder of the 2019 season. The preseason All-ACC defensive tackle also had a minor knee injury during fall camp but it did not seem to hinder any ability to contribute on defense. Even though the season was cut short for Wilson he recorded 44 total tackles through 9 games, breaking his 2018 season record of 41.
Strengths: He plays good in the 0 or 2i technique but is exceptional at 1-on-1’s really dominating his opponent. Does a good job of keeping gap integrity; often times he isn’t able to make the tackle but always find himself at the point of attack. His size allows him to stalemate and clog run fits allowing defenders in the second level to clean up. Has good use of his hands to get off blocks and also swat pass attempts.
Weaknesses: Isn’t the most explosive off the line of scrimmage, because of the lack of explosiveness sacks aren’t visible in his game. Wilson uses more of his brute strength and lacks some hand skills that are more prevalent in other defensive lineman in the 2020 draft class.