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2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: WR Roman Wilson

Roman Wilson is one of the top wide receiver prospects in the 2024 NFL Draft after rising up draft boards from a phenomenal Senior Bowl week. What would your NFL team be getting with the Senior wideout from Michigan


Physical Profile

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 185

Hand: 9 3/8”

Arm:  30 3/8”

Wingspan: 30.375


Roman only performed in the 40-yard dash and the bench press, where he ran a 4.39 and benched 12 reps.


So, what are his strengths and weaknesses?


Strengths-

  1. He has elite speed and acceleration, which allows him to stretch coverage and beat men in man coverage.

  2. Natural hands as a pass-catcher don’t have to worry about drops.

  3. He can lose his defender once the play is extended.

  4. He has big play ability, and has high focus in contestant catch situations.


Weaknesses-

  1. His elusiveness is somewhat inconsistent when in space or being pressed. Cannot avoid redirection.

  2. He lacks leverage in his route-running.

  3. He isn’t consistent in hitting his second gear.

  4. He isn’t a WR1-caliber player.



An NFC scout said, "I don’t think most people realize what he would have done in a wide open offense like Ohio State or Washington. He’s got rare speed, and you will see it more in the NFL when he’s a bigger part of the passing game.”


Projection:

Roman has yet to have a full opportunity to show off the speed and hands that NFL scouts look for in a player. He will need to work on being more elusive and gaining more leverage in his route running (which is tough when you only weigh 185 pounds), but his speed and hands are something you cannot teach in a player. He will excel if given the right opportunity to function in a West Coast offense.


NFL comparison: Kadarius Toney with better hands

NFL team fit: Buffalo Bills



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