Kyle Wilber NFL Draft Profile

Kyle Wilbur NFL Draft ProfileKyle Wilber, Senior, Defensive End, Wake Forest



Kyle Wilber has spent much of his career under the radar. The defensive end was not a very highly touted recruit coming out of high school. Wilber redshirted in 2007, but after that he quickly turned into an impact player at Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons rarely start freshmen, and that was the case early in 2008 for Wilber, but after six games he earned the starting job and has not given it up.

Despite being a part-time starter as a freshman and a full-time starter as a sophomore, it was not until 2010 when Wilber started to garner some national attention. During that season he was the only Wake Forest player who could consistently get into the backfield. On the year he totaled 65 tackles, 14.5 tackles-for-loss and 6.0 sacks. He even broke up four passes, forced three fumbles and blocked two kicks.


Final Projection:

Wilber is generously listed at 6-5. He is probably closer to 6-3 than 6-5. Wilber plays the end spot for Wake Forest, but will likely turn into a pass rushing outside linebacker in the NFL. Ideally that would be in a 3-4 scheme, but if he can add a little more strength and weight, he could play with his hand down as an end in a 4-3 defense.


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