Buffalo Bills: 4 Florida State prospects to target in 2021 NFL Draft
The next Seminole to break down is interior defensive lineman Marvin Wilson and he’s interesting for a couple of reasons. Firstly, Wilson was an extremely productive and disruptive defensive tackle during his sophomore and junior seasons at Florida State, but he took a big step back this past season. Wilson had 4 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks in his sophomore year and recorded 8.5 tackles for loss and 5 sacks his junior year.
However, this past year in 2020, Wilson regressed to only 2 tackles for loss and 1 sack. Albeit, he did only play 6 games this past year. What makes the evaluation for Wilson so intriguing from the Bills’ perspective is that Wilson’s production regressed when Florida State switched to a three-down lineman front. The Buffalo Bills use a four-down lineman front, so the regression in production may not scare them too much.
With Star Lotulelei expected to return to play in 2021, the Bills are less desperate for a 1-tech defensive tackle in the upcoming draft. At 6’5″ and 305 pounds, Wilson is probably better suited to play the 3-tech, but his play strength at the collegiate level was undeniable and could earn him some looks as a 1-tech.
If Wilson didn’t regress so much in terms of production this past season he could’ve been a day one selection, but now it is much more likely we see Wilson taken off the board on day two.