Originally posted by ChaunceyGardner:
LB Martez Wilson to San Francisco at #7
If pass rusher Von Miller is picked up before the 49ers select, they could look to the ultra-athletic Wilson to move outside. The only reason he wouldn't go in the top 11 (Houston would love him as a 3-4 ILB/OLB) is due to the herniated disc in his neck that cost him the 2009 season--but if team doctors give GMs the thumbs-up, it could send him high up boards.
Surprise Top Ten Picks
OK I know the article is titled surprise picks but that would be more of a shock.
Well, Wilson in the first isn't shocking ... but in the top 10, I doubt it. Martez is a good player (112 tackles, 11.5 TFL, 4 sacks, 3 FF, 1 INT), but after missing all of last year, he had never really put up substantial numbers. Despite the risk that he could be a one year wonder, the main reason Martez Wilson is still in the running to be a late first rounder to high second round pick is the versatility he brings, on top of an insane size/speed combination (6-4 250 4.49 with 23 reps of 225 and a 36-inch vertical).
Wilson probably won't go any higher than the end of the 1st, but I can't see him making it to the second half of the 2nd round, or even to our pick.