Digging Even Deeper into Rookie WR Cedrick Wilson

by | May 17, 2018 | Articles, Life & Style, The League, The Team

You just learned a little bit about 6th round pick Cedrick Wilson. Now we’re determined to dig even deeper into the rookie receiver!

Otto Kitsinger via AP

01.

A Lasting Impression in Idaho

His final year at Boise State, Wilson set a school single-season record for receiving yards with a total of 1,511 and was named to the All-Mountain West first team. The cherry on top? He put up his best numbers (10 catches for 221 yards and a touchdown) in his final game and their Las Vegas Bowl victory over Oregon – and was even named MVP and selected to the Associated Press’ All-Bowl team!

02.

A Father’s Advice

Kristi Scales just told you that Cedrick’s father was also an NFL receiver and he’s always coaching his son. When asked about his dad’s advice in an interview with Justin Melo from Draft Breakdown, Cedrick said that, “He just tells me to practice harder every day.”

Otto Kitsinger via AP

“The next day has to be better than the day before because no one is looking at the past. He just tells me to keep preparing. Just because I’m better than someone at one particular aspect of my game doesn’t mean I’m better than them in another aspect. I have to train like I’m competing against every receiver in the nation.” Sounds like he’ll fit perfectly on Jason Garrett’s squad with that mentality!”

03.

Leading by Example

And while his numbers speak volumes, the way Wilson’s college coaches and teammates talk about him and his contributions to their organization is even greater. Check out this awesome message they sent his way after being drafted!

Otto Kitsinger via AP

04.

An Infiltration of Broncos

Remember when we wrote about first round pick Leighton Vander Esch joining a team of former Boise State  Broncos here with the Cowboys? Well, add another to the list! Wilson also hails from Boise State and was even a captain this past season with Vander Esch!

05.

It’s Been Awhile

While Boise State seems to have a huge presence in the Cowboys locker room these days, that can’t necessarily be said for WRs coming out of the school via the NFL Draft in most recent years. In fact, Wilson is the first Broncos receiver drafted since 2011 when Austin Pettis and Titus Young were selected.

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