2. Mack Wilson, Linebacker
A fifth-round pick out of Alabama in 2019, Mack Wilson started 14 games as a rookie and had 82 tackles, a sack, and an interception — quite the stat line for a player who fell so deep in the draft. There were some expectations placed on him after that performance and he even put pressure on himself when he became the vocal leader of the linebackers ahead of the 2020 season.
But then a knee injury cost him much of the team’s training camp and although it was feared originally that he could be gone for the year, Wilson fought back and played in 13 games with eight starts.
It was admirable that he was back on the field so quickly but he never looked comfortable in 2020 as the knee was clearly hampering him some. He recorded just 39 tackles with no interceptions or sacks on the season and had just one tackle for a loss.
Now in 2021, he could be in danger of losing his job due in large part to the addition of free agent Anthony Walker and the draft selection of Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah. Even if he does find a way to the 53-man roster, this could be the last chance Wilson has to make his mark with Cleveland.