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#81
Caleb Wilson
Rec Yards TD
60 965 4
Team: UCLA BruinsHeight: 6-4 Born: N/A
Position: TEWeight: 240 Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Class-Eligibility: Sr-Jr


Scouting Report

OVERVIEW

Growing up the son of a former NFL draft pick and current coach has its pluses and minuses.

Born in Dallas, Wilson followed his father (current Philadelphia Eagles defensive line coach Chris Wilson), throughout the country over the past several seasons, playing high school football in Mississippi, Georgia and California. He then walked on at Southern Cal (and redshirted) as a reserve tight end, where dad was a member of the staff.

Once his father left for the NFL, Wilson opted to transfer across town to UCLA where he was a beneficiary of coach Chip Kelly's up-tempo offense. He jumped from a combined 54 catches for 710 yards in 2016-17 to leading the country and setting a UCLA record with 60 grabs for 965 yards and four of his five career touchdowns.

ANALYSIS

Wilson's best attributes are his feet and hands. He shows good initial quickness into his route and accelerates smoothly for a 240 pounder, though he does not play as fast as he ran at the Combine. He has some terrific catches on tape, offering an impressive catch radius due to his 33" arms and body control to haul in throws high and low that are seemingly out of reach. Better yet, for a tight end with just average bulk, Wilson shows good concentration with defenders draped over him to make contested grabs.

All of that said, at this point Wilson is a receiving specialist who currently projects as a No. 2 or 3 tight end due to his lack of size and strength, which shows up not only as a blocker but as a route-runner where he is too easily knocked off course.

While fast in a straight-line (at least in shorts), Wilson lacks ideal quickness, showing just average explosiveness out of his breaks to generate separation as a route runner. The was on display at the Combine with just average results in the 3-cone drill (7.20), short shuttle (4.40) and vertical jump (29"), among the other tight ends tested this year.

Projection: Fourth Round

--Field Level Media


Career Passing Stats

Year Team G Cmp Att Comp % Yds Yd/A TDs Int Sacked Yds
2017 UCLA  5 1 1 100.0 39 39.0 0 0 0 0
Career   28 1 1 100.0 39 39.0 0 0 0 0

Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2016 UCLA  12 0 0 - 0 16 220 13.8 0
2017 UCLA  5 0 0 - 0 38 490 12.9 1
2018 UCLA  11 1 4 4.0 0 60 965 16.1 4
Career   28 1 4 4.0 0 114 1675 14.7 5

Career Defensive Stats

Year Team G Int Yds TDs
2017 UCLA  5 0
Career   28 0

Career Returning Stats

Year Team G Punt Returns Yds Avg TDs Kick Returns Yds Avg TDs
2016 UCLA  12 0 0 - 0 3 29 9.7 0
Career   28 0 0 - 0 3 29 9.7 0

Offensive Logs

  Passing Rushing Receiving
Date Opp Cmp Att Yds Pct TDs Int Long Car Yds Avg TDs Long Rec Yds Avg TDs Long
9/1/2018 Cin 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 4 36 9.0 0 16
9/8/2018 @ Okla 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 4 92 23.0 0 65
9/28/2018 @ Colo 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 2 13 6.5 0 9
10/6/2018 Wash 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 8 102 12.8 1 29
10/13/2018 @ Cal 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 5 92 18.4 0 46
10/20/2018 Ari 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 6 82 13.7 0 20
10/26/2018 Utah 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 1 4 4.0 0 4 5 62 12.4 0 27
11/3/2018 @ Oregon 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 2 75 37.5 1 63
11/10/2018 @ AriSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 11 164 14.9 2 33
11/17/2018 USC 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 4 63 15.8 0 29
11/24/2018 Stan 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 9 184 20.4 0 66

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