STRENGTHS - Marquess Wilson is a big, athletic wide receiver with long arms and long legs. He is fantastic at high-pointing the ball, and is a jump ball monster. He is the ability to be a great red zone option. He will go up and fight for the ball over the DB, and he has the body control to do it. He will come back to the QB when the play breaks down. Wilson has outstanding hands and the wrist strength to come down with the ball. Wilson has the stride to simply run past defenders once he gets started.
WEAKNESSES - Wilson is very thin at 186 pounds and he needs to add bulk to his frame. He needs to get stronger or teams will press him at the LOS and negate him. Wilson is not a great route-runner as he is sloppy at the top of his route. He chops his feet and gears down into his breaks and it is a huge tell for the defense. Wilson gets very little initial separation because of wasted, sloppy footwork and he is just not a quick athlete. He is more of a strider than fast, and it takes him a few steps to get up to full speed. Wilson is not a sudden athlete. He has left the program as a junior under strange circumstances and he will have to answer questions about his departure. He is not a good blocker for his size.
SUMMARY - Marquess Wilson is a gifted playmaker. He makes difficult catches look easy and he is great at coming down with the jump ball. Wilson is a tall wide receiver with long range speed but he is not fast by any means, and he is going to struggle to separate from the quicker cornerbacks in the NFL. There is very little suddenness to his game, but his stride is long and elusive. He needs to improve on his route running, especially at the top of his route where he can get sloppy. He has outstanding hands and is a reliable receiver in that aspect, in fact he comes down with passes that he simply shouldn't. Wilson isn't going to run through many tacklers as he is very thin. He needs to add some bulk to his frame and that may help him blocking down the field, but it may worsen the initial quickness problem. Wilson is one of those tall, but not fast wide receivers who will struggle to separate in the NFL, but his jumping ability and red zone play make him an intriguing player. He warrants early third-round consideration as a player with great ball skills, soft hands and great play making ability.