Payton Wilson listed as one of the top 'winners' from Senior Bowl practices
Payton Wilson appears to have boosted his draft stock this week at the Senior Bowl.
Per NFL Draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah, Wilson is one of the 10 biggest ‘winners” from Senior Bowl practices in Mobile this week. Jeremiah said Wilson looked like a “Day 2 prospect” while going through practice this week.
Here’s Jeremiah’s full analysis on the former NC State star:
From a talent perspective, Wilson looked like a Day 2 pick here in Mobile. He’s a huge off-ball linebacker (6-4, 234 pounds), but he showed the ability to run and cover, too. Wilson was a three-sport star in high school in North Carolina, playing lacrosse and earning state championship in wrestling. There are questions about his durability after he suffered multiple injuries during his college career, but I see so much to like in his game.
Wilson was finally able to stay healthy in 2023 after a battling injuries earlier in this career. A healthy season turned into a remarkable campaign for Wilson and the Wolfpack. Wilson was a unanimous All-American this past season and also took home the Bednarik and Butkus Awards.
Wilson became just the 4th unanimous All-American in the history of NC State football. He led the Wolfpack to another 9-win campaign, including a 5-game winning streak to close out the regular season.
The 2024 NFL Draft will be held from April 25-27.