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Washington Redskins 2016 Draft Profiles: De'Runnya Wilson, WR

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Hogs Haven takes a look at the 2016 NFL Draft prospects who could help the Redskins.

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De'Runnya Wilson, WR

School: Mississippi State | Conference: SEC

College Experience: Senior | Age: 21

Height / Weight: 6-4 / 215 lbs

Projected Draft Status: 3rd-4th Round

NFL Comparison: Plaxico Burress

College Statistics

Player Overview

De'Runnya Wilson is a massive receiver, capable of winning against most corners on sheer size alone. A former Mr. Basketball of the State of Alabama, Wilson uses his basketball skills on the field. He does a wonderful job of using his body to box out defenders and shield them from the ball. His routes appear to be pretty lumbering at times, taking a while to get where he's going. Wilson also spends a lot of time trying to juke his defender off the line when in press coverage, instead of taking one step and shooting past the defender. That being said, Wilson has a ton of potential and quarterbacks will always be willing to throw him a 50/50 ball.

Strengths

  • Wilson has a huge frame that he uses to block out defenders.
  • Has great hands. Can catch the ball from a number of angles.
  • Pretty good blocker. Frequently moves corners backwards when blocking, doesn't just get in the way. Wilson really gets into the defender's pads when blocking.

Weaknesses

  • Wilson isn't exceedingly quick in short spaces, but that's probably to be expected for someone with his size.
  • Could use a little more polish on his routes.
  • Can do a little too much dancing on the line when trying to get off press coverage.
How He Would Fit on the Redskins

Well...a 6'4" receiver can probably fit on any team. The Redskins receiving corps is made up of mainly sub 6'0" guys, so a tall jump ball specialist could certainly come in handy. And with DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon both flirting with 30 the Redskins will need to infuse youth. Jamison Crowder has already carved out his role on the team as a slot receiver, but that's about all the Redskins have under the age of 25. Rashad Ross and Ryan Grant are still on the team, but one is straight line burner and the other has a tendency to fall down a lot.

Looking forward, Jordan Reed will be the Redskins primary receiving option, with Crowder working the slot duties. Wilson could come in and immediately be a guy that Cousins can throw a jump ball to on the sideline and trust that he'll come down with it.