BIO: Full-time starter the past three seasons, named All-Conference after his senior and junior campaigns. Numbers last season included 85/9/4 with two interceptions. Career-best totals of 119/17/4.5 came as a junior.
POSITIVES: Athletic prospect with possibilities at several different linebacker positions. Forceful on the field, scrapes laterally in the box and is a sure-handed tackler. Plays heads-up football, quickly locating the action in run defense. Effective in zone coverage, fast on the blitz and stays with the action. Hard hitter who goes for the knockout blow.
NEGATIVES: Lacks the quick or immediate change of direction and is usually a half-step slow getting to the spot laterally.
ANALYSIS: Possessing solid size/speed numbers, Wilkerson has a middle linebacker mentality yet the physical skills to play on the outside. Could grow into the strong-side position though he must improve his play in coverage.