By: Steve Johnson
Caleb Wilson, TE, UCLA
*Combine measurements and drills will be added in Feb.
2015: (redshirted at USC, as a walk-on)
2016: 12 games. 16 rec, 220 yards
2017: 5 games. 38 rec, 490 yards, 1 TD
2018: 11 games. 60 rec, 965 yards, 4 TD; 1 att, 4 yards
Accolades: 3 PR for 29 yards in 2016
Injuries: Missed Junior year of High School with an injury. Missed most of 2017 with a foot injury.
History: Three-star recruit. Born in Dallas, moved around a lot in High School (dad is a coach). Played QB and TE as a Senior at Serra High in Gardena, CA. Played QB at North Oconee High in Bogart, GA (missed season due to injury, but played basketball). Played QB at Starkville High (MS), in 2012 as a sophomore. His father, Chris, is currently the Super Bowl Champion Eagles Defensive Line coach. Caleb moved around a lot in High School, as his father was coaching for Georgia, Mississippi St., and USC before landing the Eagles job. Has declared for the 2019 NFL Draft, will forego his Senior season.
Strengths: Great length. Provides a big target. Body has the room for growth. Good body control and has natural hands. Good acceleration coming out of his stance and out of breaks. Better blocking in space, specifically in a zone run scheme. Coaches son.
Weaknesses: Thin framed, would need to add mass. Struggles as an in-line blocker. A bit leggy and tight hipped. Not overly fast. Doesn’t really provide much after the catch. Still very raw.
Overview: Wilson is raw, but provides good upside. Not overly athletic or big, he is however long and his body provides the room to add bulk. His best fit is in a zone run system, where he can provide in the short to intermediate passing game on play action and run/pass options.
Draft Projection: Early Day 3
Phanaddict Draft Grade: TBD
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