C.J. Wilson 2013 Green Bay Packers Evaluation and Report Card

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1) Introduction: It was another underachieving season for the big and athletic Wilson. After a good rookie season in 2010, Wilson hasn’t been able to take the next step.

Packers DE C.J. Wilson

2) Profile:

C.J. Wilson

  • Age: 24
  • Born: 3/30/1987 in Bellhaven, NC
  • Height: 6’3″
  • Weight: 305
  • College: East Carolina
  • Rookie Year: 2010
  • NFL Experience: 4 years

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3) Expectations coming into the season: Get back to the promise of his rookie season. The piano-playing Wilson looked like a big run-stopper who was quick enough to get after the quarterback during the Packers Super Bowl season. Unfortunately, he hasn’t been able to follow it up.

4) Player’s highlights/low-lights: Wilson has missed significant time each of the last two seasons and only played in eight games in 2013. He also went from playing 355 snaps last season to just 123 this season. Wilson made the most of his 27 snaps against the Vikings in week 12. But after hurrying Christian Ponder a few times and having some success corralling Adrian Peterson, he left with an injury.

5) Player’s contribution to the overall team success: He was another body to throw in on the defensive line. Unfortunately, there’s not much more to say than that. I don’t think Wilson is done in Green Bay — he’s big enough and quick enough to be effective and the Packers d-line is up in the air for 2014 — but he’s going to have to start producing.

6) Player’s contributions in the playoffs: In 19 snaps, I don’t remember Wilson doing much of anything.

Season Report Card:

(D-) Level of expectations met during the season

(D) Contributions to team’s overall success.

(D-) Contributions to team during the playoffs

Overall Grade:  D-


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11 thoughts on “C.J. Wilson 2013 Green Bay Packers Evaluation and Report Card

  1. I’ve got nothing to add and it seems apparent that neither does Wilson.

    Does it seem that what was once an in joking manner about all the players we had with initials are being found to be just that..jokes.

  2. Depth lineman, nothing more. Good for goal line/heavy set and to spell others, especially against run heavy teams. GoPack!

  3. Wilson was a healthy scratch quite a bit. Guys that don’t earn their way on to the gameday roster should not be brought back. It just seems like moving backwards.

    1. Considering he’s supposed to be best at stopping the run and was still a scratch most games speaks volumes. Spend the $$$ somewhere else, no matter how small.

  4. Depth. We can’t draft 5 defensive linemen. Teams need depth and wilson provides that for low cost. GoPack!

    1. Yeah, he’ll be cheap, but will he be cheaper than a guy on a rookie or UDFA contract?

  5. Wilson has never been nor will he ever be a decent pass rusher in the NFL. Any hope anyone ad of that was based on his college career. Nothing he’s done for the Packers has shown him to be anything other than an ordinary at best run stuffer.

  6. I can’t believe he’s only 24, seems like he’s been around for a long time. I like him as a back-up, he’ll have a relatively low price tag and is a big bodied run stopper. Our defense can use that.

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