Chicago Bears Draft Scout: Cedrick Wilson
Pro Comparison- Marvin Jones, Detroit Lions
Wilson is very similar to Jones. Physically, the two are both a bit taller than your typical burner, but both are still on the thinner side. This affects them against press coverage and going over the middle. Jones does not have a strong, ironed out route tree to get separation in the quick passing game, and neither does Wilson. Jones turns to the curl route after selling deep to get open in short spaces, Wilson has a more refined slant route.
However, it is what the two do in the air that makes the comparison right on the money. Wilson finished with the top completion percentage when it comes to contested catches. It is tough to find a better contested catch artist than Marvin Jones. If a career like Jones were to be what Wilson is in for, he would likely take it. Jones is an underrated deep threat, and one of the best at his specific skill set.