Roman Wilson
Roman Wilson  WR  Michigan | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Roman Wilson
Height
5-11
Weight
185
College
Michigan
Position
WR
Class
Senior
Home town
Honolulu, HI
86.7/100
Player Rating
8
PositionRank (WR)
4.39
FortyYD Time
Receptions
45
Rec YDs
735
Rec TDs
12
Rec AVG
16.3

Roman Wilson WR Michigan | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Roman Wilson WR Michigan
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Multi-Role Receiver
Last Updated: 04/21/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.39 seconds (86%*)
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
Height: 5-11 (23%*) Weight: 185 (14%*)
Hands: 9 3/8 (49%*) Arm: 30 3/8 (20%*) Span: 72 2/8 (9%*)
Forty: 4.39 (C) (86%*) Shuttle: 4.07 (P) (86%*) Ten Yard: 1.52 (C) (80%*)
Three Cone: 6.89 (P) (64%*) Bench: 12 (C) (27%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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ROLE: Multi-Role Receiver
Last Updated: 04/21/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.39 seconds (86%*)
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 5-11 (23%*) Weight: 185 (14%*)
Hands: 9 3/8 (49%*) Arm: 30 3/8 (20%*)
Span: 72 2/8 (9%*)
Forty: 4.39 (C) (86%*) Shuttle: 4.07 (P) (86%*)
10 Yard: 1.52 (C) (80%*)
3 Cone: 6.89 (P) (64%*) Bench: 12 (C) (27%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 86.7 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
76%
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QB Rating When targeted: 139.5
Hands:
85%
Short Receiving:
83%
Intermediate Routes:
90%
Deep Threat:
90%
Blocking:
49%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 2nd - Mid
Overall Rank: #42 Position rank: #8
College Games: 44 College Snaps: 1275
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 80/100
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 92 Stars 247 RATING: 92/100
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.7 (93%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Marvin Mims Jr. - Oklahoma
86%
Charlie Jones - Purdue
85%
Skyy Moore - Western Michigan
83%
Draft Profile: Bio
Roman Wilson, originally from Honolulu, HI, and a standout at St. Louis Crusaders High School, quickly made a name for himself as a 4-star recruit. His exceptional performance, highlighted by a 4.37s 40-yard dash at Nike’s The Opening regional in 2019, led him to the University of Michigan, where he joined the Wolverines and demonstrated remarkable progress through his collegiate career. In his freshman year (2020), Wilson participated in 6 games, making 9 receptions for 122 yards and scoring one touchdown, while achieving an elite QB rating when targeted of 115.8.

His sophomore year (2021) saw an uptick in productivity with 25 catches for 420 yards over 13 games and three touchdowns. Wilson continued to refine his craft into his junior year (2022), playing 11 games and securing 20 receptions for 272 yards and three touchdowns.

However, it was his senior season (2023) that marked a statistical breakout; Wilson played in 13 games, amassing 41 catches for 662 yards, an average of 16.1 yards per catch, 11 touchdowns, and an elite QB rating when targeted of 140.9. This performance included a pivotal role in Michigan's victory over Alabama in the Rose Bowl, where he made four receptions for 73 yards and a touchdown, including a key play that led to a game-tying touchdown.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Elite athletic skills -- Made Bruce Feldman's 'Freaks List' at number 73. He wrote: "...clocked a 4.37 40, the 6-0, 193-pound senior wows the coaches with his ability to accelerate, decelerate and control his body. This offseason, Wilson clocked a 4.33 40 out of a two-point stance; ran a sizzling 6.20 3-cone drill that was only upstaged by teammate Amorion Walker. But then again, Wilson topped everyone with a 3.77 shuttle time, and also had a terrific 10.76 60-yard shuttle and flew up the Wolverines’ reactive plyo stairs in 2.22 seconds"
  • Displays elite explosiveness and long speed, capable of outrunning angles and showcasing remarkable agility in short areas.
  • Exceptional route-runner with the ability to win with speed and precise route transitions, creating separation effectively.
  • Strong hands and an expansive catch radius for his size, adept at attacking the ball early and securing catches.
  • Impressive zone awareness, able to find gaps in coverage and exploit safeties with his quick adjustments.
  • Displays versatility with potential in special teams, adding value beyond his receiving capabilities.
  • Proven ability to make significant plays, as seen with his high-flying reception in key moments.
  • Strong mental toughness and resilience, demonstrated through consistent performance despite physical challenges.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Limited physical frame may restrict him to slot receiver roles, potentially struggling against physical cornerbacks.
  • Below-average yards after catch ability, lacking the power to break tackles.
  • Needs to refine footwork and route selling to enhance deception and effectiveness against savvy defenders.
  • Concerns over durability, with a history of injuries potentially impacting long-term availability.
  • Below an average blocker, limiting his versatility in the run game.
Scouting Report: Summary
Roman Wilson's journey from a highly touted high school prospect to a standout at Michigan sets him up for an intriguing entry into the NFL. His elite speed and sharp route-running skills make him a valuable asset, especially in schemes that need, agile receivers in the slot. While concerns about his physicality and durability may affect his draft stock, Wilson's ability to create separation and his performance in clutch moments cannot be overlooked. Teams in need of a versatile receiver who can also contribute on special teams will find his skill set particularly appealing.

His standout senior year and proven track record in high-pressure games give him momentum, but his ultimate draft position will hinge on teams' evaluations of his ability to adapt to the NFL's physical demands.

Looking ahead, Wilson fits best with a team that values speed and versatility in its receiving corps and is willing to utilize him in a variety of roles, including special teams. His immediate impact may be as a rotational piece, with the potential to grow into a more significant role as he adjusts to the NFL's physicality and refines his technique. Wilson's transition to the NFL will be closely watched, as his blend of speed, agility, and playmaking ability offers the possibility of a dynamic and impactful career.

Roman Wilson percentiles vs other Wide Receivers (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Roman Wilson (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
54.5
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
12.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.