2. Mack Wilson, Alabama 6-2, 238 (2)
Career Statistics: 113 tackles, 1 sack, 7 tackles for loss, 6 interceptions, 7 broken up passes
Why Mack Wilson Is Here On The List: Alabama types who deal with and cover the team warned in advance that he was THE guy to watch out for, even compared to other recent superstar Crimson Tide linebackers. He didn’t quite reach the superstar level expected, but he turned in a strong last few seasons showing off the skill set that should translate perfectly for the next level.
He was a bit inconsistent, and he didn’t put up the massive stats a guy like him should’ve generated, but that’s a function of the Bama D – the stars don’t really crush the numbers.
What The NFL Types Want To See: The explosion. There’s no questioning all the basic tools, size, and upside, but he can work his way from an early second rounder into a first round selection with a big workout with a whole lot of quickness and fluidity. If there’s a buzz around his combine, he could be a top 30 guy.
Bottom Line: What do you want, a fast linebacker? One of the stronger ones? A good attitude guy who’ll find ways to make big things happen? To go to the miserable cliché, he’s the defender who checks all of the boxes – except for his plays in the backfield. The talent is there to do it, and now an NFL defensive coordinator has to unleash the fury.