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Wake Forest - Demon Deacons


Kyle Wilber

Kyle Wilber - #97 - OLB-DE

Height: 6-3 3/4
Weight: 249
Speed: 4.83
Arm: 33 1/4
Hand: 9 1/4
Wingspan: 78
Birthdate: 04/26/1989
Hometown: Apopka, FL
Grade: 5.57

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/19/2012 Wake Forest Pro Day 6-3 7/8 242 9 1/4 33 78 4.67 10'0" 33 1/2 4.43 11.77 7.83
02/29/2012 Combine 6-3 3/4 249 9 1/4 33 1/4 78 4.80 25 9'9" 33 1/2 4.32 7.12
01/16/2012 East-West Shrine 6-3 5/8 249 9 1/8 32 5/8 77 1/4
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-3 5/8 240 9 1/4 32 77 3/4 4.69

 

Notes:

Also participated in wrestling and weight lifting as a Florida prep. Redshirted in 2007. Played in all 13 contests in ’08, starting the final seven at defensive end, and recorded 42 tackles, 61⁄2 tackles for loss and three sacks with one pass defended. Had a two-yard fumble return for a score against Boston College. Recorded 18-3-1 with a blocked kick against Baylor in five games (four starts) in ’09. Fractured his left leg (fibula) against Stanford in the second game and missed the next seven weeks before returning for the final three games. Led the team in tackles for loss and sacks in ’10 after recording 65-14 1⁄2-6 with four passes batted down, three forced fumbles and two blocked kicks. Started all 12 games — eight at defensive end and four at outside linebacker after the Demon Deacons switched to a 3-4 defense with four games remaining. Racked up 70-11 1⁄2-3 1⁄2 with one pass breakup, three forced fumbles and a blocked kick in 13 starts at SLB in ’11.

Positives:

Very good athlete. Solid run defender — can play off blocks and string plays down to the sideline. Crashes the line and has surprising strength to set the edge. Solid technician — keeps his outside arm free. Good take-off speed. Can outquick blockers to the point and split the double team. Has lined up on both sides and is athletic enough to fall back into coverage and man short areas. Productive starter with scheme diversity. 

Negatives:

Has a linear, underdeveloped body and can stand to improve his strength levels and explosion. Tends to play a bit too upright and has some stiffness in his body. Not a glass-eater and lacks bull, anchor strength. Struggles with double teams. Not an elite athlete. Not comfortable moving in reverse.

Summary:

A finesse rush linebacker who has lined up in even and odd fronts in college, Wilber possesses the length, athletic ability and surprising strength to rush on either side as a linebacker in a 3-4 front. 


Kyle Wilber's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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