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Christian Wilkins Age, Height and Weight

Player: Christian Wilkins

Position: Defensive Tackle

Height: 6'4"

Weight: 315 lbs

Age: 23

Christian Wilkins Stats

Christian Wilkins has a rare combination of agility and strength, which allows him to change direction very efficiently, an asset in both pass and run defense. He has a comparable resume and playing style to his  2019 NFL Draft contemporaries, Quinnen Williams of Alabama and Jeffery Simmons of Mississippi State.

Wilkins had an excellent senior season, compiling 51 tackles, 14 tackles for a loss and 5.5 sacks. These numbers were right in line with his production over the previous two seasons. Scouts say he was wildly disruptive in the pass game, far more than his sack total would indicate. 

In 2016, Wilkins saw a lot of time at defensive end because an injury that presented challenges for him when he lined up on the interior of the line. Scouts believe Wilkins's place in the league will be on the interior of the defensive line. However, this does add to his versatility. 

Christian Wilkins Highlights

Christian Wilkins NFL Draft Projection 

Top 20

Christian Wilkins Draft Predictions

Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns 

The NFL has established a premium on versatile defensive lineman who can get after the passer and stop the run. The fact that this is an extremely deep defensive tackle class does hurt Wilkins's draft stock a bit, but he played arguably one of the best games of his career in the National Championship against Alabama, getting consistent pressure on Tua Tagovailoa and tallying four tackles, 1/2 a sack and a tackle for a loss. Both Detroit and Cleveland need help on the defensive lines. One of them could pick up Wilkins in the middle of the first round after Quinnen Williams and Jeffery Simmons are taken.

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