BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter who recorded 37 tackles as a senior after 62 the prior year.
POSITIVES: Athletic linebacker who's been minimally productive. Breaks down well, bends his knees and is smooth moving laterally. Covers a good amount of area on the field and displays explosion to his game.
NEGATIVES: Stiff, gets caught up in the trash and is easily held up by blocks. Hesitant reacting to the action and over-pursues plays.
ANALYSIS: A prospect who passes the eyeball test, Verdun Wheeler never met expectations in college. Presents himself as a marginal free agent who must quickly pick up the pace of his game.