Sep 14, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Washington State Cougars wide receiver Marquess Wilson (86) runs for an 81 yard touchdown pass as UNLV Rebels defensive back Kenny Brown (20) chases during the second quarter against the UNLV Rebels at Sam Boyd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
The NFL combine is officially on its way for 2013.
Washington State’s Marquess Wilson along with the other invited wide receivers have already weighed in. Marquess’ official results have him at 6’3 and 194 pounds. He is 9 pounds heavier since his listed playing weight of 185 at the beginning of the season. The added weight should help him absorb hits in the NFL but did that weight come at a cost.
The drills for wide receivers will take place on Sunday and Wilson will need to put up some quick times to help his case with coaching staffs. There are 7 official workouts each player is asked to do. They are the bench press, vertical jump, broad jump, 3 cone drill, a 20 and 60 yard shuttle and finally the 40 yard dash.
Along with these workouts, they will be interviewed by team front offices and coaching staffs. In addition, players are asked to take the new and improved “Wonderlic” test, an aptitude test designed to discover a players problem solving skills.
Marquess Wilson will undoubtedly be put through the ringer this weekend. If he is able to handle the stress and put up expected or better than expected numbers he will add to his draft stock. If he can’t do that or struggles in a few drill’s he will still have his pro day at Eastern Washington on March 6th to impress scouts and staff.