2019 Player Profile: Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson

A two-year team captain, Wilkins guided Clemson to a 2018 National Championship. He was one of the most recognized players in the NCAA. He was a finalist for the Bednarik Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, the Outland Trophy, and the Lott IMPACT Trophy. He was the runner-up for both the ACC Player of the Year and the ACC Defensive Player of the Year for 2018.




Height: 6-3 | Weight: 315 | Class: Senior | 40 time: 5.04

Wilkins won the William V. Campbell Award as the top scholar-athelte in the nation.

Wilkins personifies the scholar-athlete ideal, having already earned his degree while twice claiming First Team All-America honors and guiding Clemson to a national championship. After graduating in December 2017 with a 3.33 GPA in communication studies, Wilkins became the first scholarship player in Clemson football history to finish school in two and a half years. 

In his four years with the Tigers, Wilkins played in 55 games. He had 192 total tackles; 94 solo; and 98 assists. He had 40.5 tackles-for-loss and 16 sacks. He also had fifteen passed defended, recovered four fumbles and forced two fumbles.

Incredibly durable, Wilkins has a strong, compact, compact frame with the strength to take on double teams. He has shown incredible short area burst and can play off the edge when asked. Can pull off the line and drop back in space. His versatility only increases his stock. However, it’s his athleticism that pops off the tape. Might be best suited at the 3-technique where his quickness can be showcased.


Check out the updated Position Rankings: QBWRDEDT, and more.


(Updated) Team Needs:

AZ | SF | NYJ | OAK | TB | NYG | JAX | DET | BUF | DEN | CIN | GB | MIA | ATL | WASH | CAR | CLE |MIN |TEN | PIT | SEA | BALT | HOU | CHI | PHI | IND | DAL | LAC | KC | NO | LAR | NE


The 2019 NFL Draft will be held Thursday-Saturday, April 25-27 in Nashville, Tenn.

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