Wilson is the Browns' starting middle linebacker as the roster currently stands, Dan Labbe of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Wilson, a fifth-round pick out of Alabama in 2019, was needed for significant duty following Christian Kirksey's season-ending pectoral injury in Week 2. The rookie grew into the role over the course of the season, taking pointers from the departed Joe Schobert, but it remains to be seen if the Browns will enter the season with Wilson as the starter in the middle. After losing both Schobert and Kirksey to free agency, Cleveland may target linebacker, among other spots, in the upcoming NFL draft. Wilson finished the 2019 season with 82 tackles, one sack, one interception, seven passes defensed and one forced fumble over 16 games.
Wilson led the Browns with nine tackles in a 33-23 loss to the Bengals in Week 17. He finished the season with 82 tackles, one sack, one interception and one forced fumble over 16 games.
Wilson, a 2019 fifth-round draft pick out of Alabama, was promoted to a full-time starting role after Christian Kirksey (pectoral) suffered a season-ending injury in a Week 2 win over the Jets. The rookie played all but 10 snaps over the final 14 games of the season. Pro Football Focus evaluated Wilson's performance as replacement level with a grade of 42.9, per Scott Patsko of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Despite that low mark, Wilson gained experience that should help to improve his future performance.
Wilson recorded four tackles, all solo, and a pass defensed across 73 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.
Wilson will head into the season finale with 73 tackles (51 solo), seven passes defensed, a sack, an interception and a forced fumble. The rookie has played in 87 percent of the team's defensive snaps this season, cementing himself as a key cog in the Browns linebacker corps this year.
Wilson had seven tackles (six solo) and an interception during Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.
It's the third time this season Wilson has reached seven tackles, but the interception is the first of his career. The 21-year-old is enjoying a fairly productive rookie campaign with 69 tackles (47 solo), one sack and one forced fumble in 14 games.
Wilson notched five tackles (all solo), one sack and a pass defensed in Sunday's 24-19 loss to the Broncos.
Wilson played 100 percent of the Browns' defensive snaps for the fourth time this season, though he also logged his first sack of the 2019 campaign Sunday. He should stay busy again in Week 10 as the Bills make the trip over to Cleveland.
Wilson will be starting weak-side linebacker for the rest of the season after the Browns announced Christian Kirksey (pectoral) had season-ending surgery, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Wilson has played every snap the last two weeks, recording 12 tackles with one pass defensed. The 21-year-old Wilson was the Browns' 2019 fifth-round selection out of Alabama and will learn much as a rookie while filling in for Cleveland's defensive captain.
Wilson (personal) will play Sunday versus the Rams, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Wilson spent a few days away from the team for personal reasons, but the 21-year-old will be in Cleveland's lineup Sunday. According to head coach Freddie Kitchens, Wilson will take over for Christian Kirksey, who has been ruled out with a chest injury. A week ago, Wilson recorded four tackles over 57 defensive snaps.
The Browns selected Wilson in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 155th overall.
The Alabama product fell surprisingly far for someone who was considered by some to be the best middle linebacker prospect after Devin White and Devin Bush. Wilson was a three-year player for the Crimson Tide who took over a starting role as a junior and responded with 71 tackles and 5.0 tackles for loss. The combine didn't do Wilson any favors, though. He measured in with a below-average frame for a middle linebacker and his jumps were middling as well. Even with those limitations, Wilson is closer to a third-round talent than a mid-fifth talent, so this is a strong value pick for the Browns.
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