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Are the Cowboys Eyeing Florida State DT Marvin Wilson on Day 2?

The are coming off of arguably the worst defensive season in it's . After finishing 31st against the run and yielding a franchise-record 473 points, should dominate in the for Dallas.

As much as the focus has been on the with so many top-notch cornerbacks and safeties available, and the need the Cowboys have in both areas, the defensive spot is also one that needs upgrades. According to Mike Fisher of Sports Illustrated, the Cowboys are eyeing Florida State Marvin Wilson early in the draft.

Wilson's career with the Seminoles started slowly with only seven tackles as a freshman in 2017. His next two seasons are where Wilson showed his potential on the next level with 85 combined tackles (12.5 tackles for loss), 8.5 , 5 pass breakups, two forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery while garnering First-Team All-ACC honors in 2019. His was cut short by a leg , much like his season the year before was with a hand injury, and only managed 17 tackles and a sack in six games, but was named Second-Team All-ACC.

Adding Wilson to the Cowboys defensive front is an interesting thought. He played all over the for the Seminoles so his position flex can't be denied. Potentially, he can play 3-tech or 1-tech, and with the Cowboys already having , , , and this could be a very nice rotation.

Wilson was a top 10 graded defensive tackle in 2018 and 2019 according to before his shortened senior campaign. His violent punch once the ball is snapped, ability to absorb double teams, and consistent motor make him one of the top interior defensive linemen coming out of the collegiate ranks.

The Cowboys need help against the run which is a strong suit for Willson, and he also adds value to getting pressure from the interior which is a 's worst nightmare. He has things to work on like shedding blocks better, but his upside outweighs his weaknesses.

Wilson's scouting report via The Draft Network

Marvin Wilson was a highly-touted high school recruit and had exciting flashes of next-level potential throughout his time at Florida State. He aligned primarily on the interior for the Seminoles but played some 5-technique in 2020. His best fit at the next level comes for an even front defense that features him on passing downs where he illustrates good hand usage, quickness, and urgency when rushing the quarterback. Wilson is a capable run defender but has some issues with anchoring and contact balance due to a top-heavy frame and narrow lower body. It's apparent that Wilson has natural athleticism and power, but his body composition and playing with inconsistent leverage rob him of those qualities. He would be well-served to clean up his frame to allow his natural gifts to shine with more consistency. It's clear that Wilson can take another step forward and develop into a balanced defender that is a featured part of an NFL defensive line rotation if everything comes together.

Ideal RoleRotational defensive tackle.

Scheme Fit4-3, attack-style defense.

Pro Day Numbers

Height: 6'3

Weight: 303

40-yard dash: 5.12

Vertical Jump: 25.5 inches

Broad Jump: 8'11”

Bench Press/225 pounds: 23 reps

Marvin Wilson II Ultimate FSU Career Highlights

Wilson will likely be there for the taking on Day 2 of the draft and the Cowboys should consider him.



Matthew Lenix
Matthew Lenix
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