Cowboys Draft: Tyree Wilson Profile – Getting to know the EDGE

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Tyree Wilson out of Henderson, Texas played small school football at Class 3A West Rusk before heading to College Station to join the Texas A&M Aggies. He’d transfer to Lubbock his sophomore season to join the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Standing at 6’6″ 275lbs, Tyree Wilson has the type of build and strength the Dallas Cowboys along with teams across the NFL look for in their EDGE players.

Tyree Wilson is one of the most physically ready players making the jump from the college game to the NFL (maybe the Cowboys).

In his time with the Red Raiders, Tyree Wilson played standing up and with his hand in the dirt, mostly in the 5 and 6 Techniques. He amassed 15.5 sacks to go along with 29 tackles for loss in 30 games. His Senior year in Lubbock also included 61 tackles, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and an astounding 50 pressures on the quarterback.

In in the 2022 NFL draft we saw a strong player in Purdue’s George Karlaftis slide to the back end of the first round due to shorter arm length. A player with great length like Cincinnati’s Myjai Sanders fell to the third round because he didn’t have the bulk. Tyree Wilson takes the best attributes of both players. Except stronger than Karlaftis and longer than Sanders.

There are undoubtedly qualities that teams will love with Tyree Wilson. Not only does he have NFL ready made strength, but also elite length.

He’s able to use the combination to throw a mixture of pass rush moves at offensive tackles, guards and tight ends. He has enough agility and change of direction to have an effective speed rush as well.

Though, he may not be explosive off the line or a bendy type of player. As a matter of fact, there’s a little concern about how stiff Tyree Wilson is. Testing at the combine will be important for Wilson to show he can be more flexible even if it doesn’t show up on tape.

A solid run defender as well. The strength and long limbs play greatly in his favor. He rarely gives any ground in the run game and does a phenomenal job tracking ball carriers from the back side. Disengaging tackles in the run game are one of his biggest strengths.

Projected Draft Spot: Tyree Wilson has a chance to be nowhere on the Dallas Cowboys radar by the time the NFL Combine is over. If he runs and jumps well there could be a chance for him to go in the top 10. However, there are questions about his flexibility and explosiveness. That is what could push him to the back end of the first round.

If it does, the Dallas Cowboys could be looking at their potential Demarcus Lawrence replacement at pick 26. As of now, it would be surprising if this player is not taken day 1 in the first round.