My Thoughts on Marquess Wilson


October 27, 2012; Stanford, CA, USA; Washington State Cougars wide receiver Marquess Wilson (86) catches a pass during the fourth quarter against the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium. The Cardinal defeated the Cougars 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Marquess Wilson’s first two seasons at Washington State were amazing. There is no doubt that he was a gem and a great find by Paul Wulff and his staff. Wilson was clearly the best player on the team and people could even make the case that he was better than Robert Woods.

Everyone all over the country had crazy expectations for Wilson due to the arrival of Mike Leach. This ended up being a flop, Wilson and Leach didn’t see eye to eye from the beginning and the coach even began to question his work ethic. His entire junior season was up and down all year long and shocked the entire country by walking out of a workout and quitting the team. This is where his character had gone into question and even fellow WSU fans will say it’s a disgrace to say he’s a Coug.

Regardless of whether some people think he has character issues or not you have to agree that Marquess Wilson is a very talented player who still is a very raw wide receiver. Anybody who will look at him on tape will tell you that he definitely needs to improve on a lot of different things. He tends to drop routine catches fairly often and has trouble beating a jam. But with his athletic ability he can definitely succeed at the next level if he’s in the right situation and with the right coaches.