With the first of their two selections in the third round, the Browns address their need at linebacker by adding Logan Wilson from Wyoming. Wilson has been rising on team’s draft boards lately and would be a great pick for the Browns here.
Malik Harrison from Ohio State has also been mocked to be picked here, but Wilson’s versatility and three-down ability is what causes him to be selected with this pick.
Wilson was a four-year player for Wyoming and a three-year captain of the team. He’s listed at 6-foot-2 and 241 pounds. He plays with excellent game speed. He ran the 40-yard dash at the combine in 4.63 seconds which is pretty fast for a middle backer, but he plays much faster than that. He is a good athlete for the position.
He can play all three downs defensively as he is great in the passing game. He can roam the hook/curl area near the first down line in the middle of the field, as well as man up on a tight end or running back. He won’t have to come off the field on passing downs like some middle linebackers do. He can also excel in blitz packages using his speed and size.
Wilson has had some Joe Schobert comparisons, but it seems like Wilson is more explosive and can make more plays closer to the line of scrimmage. He will be an excellent addition to the middle of the defense for Cleveland as they can have Sione Takitaki play the strong linebacker with his physicality and Mack Wilson play the weak backer and utilize his athleticism. B.J. Goodson can also play the strong side backer or middle backer positions, and can help Logan Wilson develop into a solid starter for the Browns. Wilson could be a gem for Cleveland in the third round.