DT Marvin Wilson
Like with Anthony Weaver, Marvin Wilson was another player fans were excited about for no real reason. A poor performance in his final year at Florida State tanked his college draft prospects. Accusations of laziness and practice disruptions caused him to develop a negative reputation. He was not making the team before Sunday’s win over the Giants, but now it’s pretty clear he may be among the next ones gone.
While some claimed he had first-round potential had he left for the 2020 NFL Draft, that doesn’t mean anything. First-round picks fail all the time. Not only that, but we’ve seen players fall in the draft from the first round and down, all because pro scouts had a better eye on talent than the “draft experts”.
Wilson had the opportunity to come in and do something against the Giants, but like with Weaver, the only thing he did was prove he’s not ready to play in the NFL. The only time Wilson’s name was called all game was in the fourth quarter when Wilson jumped offsides for a penalty. It’d be one thing if the ball was hidden somehow, but that’s not how the sport is played. In fact, the defensive tackles are among the players with the best view of the ball. There are no excuses for defensive linemen to jump offsides.
That would be bad enough, but this is the second straight week that Wilson hasn’t done anything worth a note positively speaking. Keeping him makes no sense.