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2016 Raiders UDFA Profile: Fresno State LB Kyrie Wilson hopes elite athleticism sets him apart

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With measurables that would have ranked him among the top linebackers at the combine, but experience playing outside a major conference, Kyrie Wilson will be an interesting player to watch in Raiders camp.

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Measurables

6'2", 228 lbs

40-yard dash: 4.60

Vertical: 40.5"

Broad jump: 10'2"

Short shuttle: 4.43

3-cone: 6.99

Bench: 23 reps of 225 pounds

Stats

2015: 74 TACKLES, 3 TFL, 2 FF

2014: 85 TACKLES, 6.5 TFL, 1 SACK, 2 INT, 2 FF

2013: 88 TACKLES, 5.5 TFL, 4 SACKS, 5 PD, 1 FF

Awards

None

Summary

After three, full, productive seasons at Fresno State, linebacker Kyrie Wilson is hoping to break into a linebacking corps that could use some help. One thing that jumps out about Wilson are his measurables. Amongst linebackers that participated in the combine, Wilson would have ranked 5th in the 40-yard dash, 3rd in the bench press, 1st in the vertical jump, 6th in the broad jump and 3rd in the three-cone drill.

So why wasn't he drafted?

Most likely the answer lies in his playing within the Mountain West conference against a stereotypically lower level of competition. Also, though he was productive over three seasons for the Bulldogs, he never led the team in tackles, finishing second in 2013 and third in both 2014 and 2015.

Like many extremely athletic linebackers, his ticket onto the roster will be via special teams.