FALLING: De’Runnya Wilson – WR – Mississippi State
Coming out of Mississippi State as a junior, Wilson was thought of by many as a red zone target who could score in bunches when matched up properly.
A raw, but physically imposing figure, Wilson plays physical and uses skills learned on the basketball court to his advantage when going up for passes.
All of this may still help him with an NFL team, but his combine performance will not. Wilson ran the slowest 40-yard dash time (4.85 sec) in an underwhelming wide receiver group, and also had the lowest vertical of just 28 inches.
Adding to the disappointment, Wilson didn’t even do the cone or agility drills, and cemented what teams already knew about his lack of fluid athleticism.
Wilson was considered by some to be a late 3rd round prospect, but after this weekend, he’s going to be holding on tightly to getting drafted at all. To put it in perspective, Wilson ran slower than any receiver at the combine in over a decade.
Speed is not everything to a receiver, but a severe lack of speed is significant at least. Like the other players on the bad side of this list, Wilson will have a pro day, and another opportunity to show what he’s capable of. Somewhere hopefully he’s preparing, because he has a lot of ground to make up.