Draft Profile: BioDerek Wingo from St. Thomas Aquinas High School was rated a 4 star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4 star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Wingo opted to join Florida.
In 2020 as a freshman Wingo saw action in 4 games and played on a total of 32 snaps for the Gators. He recorded no tackles, 2 assists, while adding no stops.
As a sophomore for the Gators in 2021 Wingo played in 8 games and took part on 159 snaps for the Gators. He recorded 8 tackles, 7 assists, while adding 4 stops.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Combines very good instincts with above-average reaction skills. Almost always finds the ball in traffic.
- Tougher between the tackles than many expect. Fluid and quick drop into zone, covers enough ground to be Tampa-2 "MIKE" and knows where the markers are.
- Work in progress as a pass rusher, with upfield burst and flexibility to dip and scrape.
- Shows toughness to get under the pads of tackles to bull them, club them upfield to get the inside lane, or fight through blocks for secondary rush when the passer steps up.
- Gets pressures on inside stunts and was too explosive for college guards to handle.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Must work on using violent hands and defeating cut blocks. Also needs to build a variety of pass-rush moves.
- Generally an effective openfield tackler but doesn't wrap up consistently. Shows only average awareness in coverage.
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