Hot Cougar Action: Checking in on Marquess Wilson

James Snook-US PRESSWIRE

Saturday was apparently "write a feature about Marquess Wilson day" and several Chicago media outlets obliged.

NFL rookie minicamps are going on this weekend and Marquess Wilson was the focus of Bears' camp on Saturday. Rookie minicamps aren't exactly a breeding ground for stories and as a result media members often focus on the same storyline. Wilson was apparently the storyline on Saturday as several Chicago media members profiled the former WSU wide receiver.

Wilson's quotes weren't earth shattering and from what I read he didn't go into detail about his situation at WSU. Still, if you want to keep up to date with his pro career, you have multiple options.

Football:

Five things to watch at rookie minicamp - Chicago Bears Blog - ESPN Chicago
Another player who could turn out to be a steal for the Bears, Wilson knows he's lucky to have an opportunity to play in the NFL after one instance of immaturity ended his college career at Washington State while seriously hurting his draft stock.

Wilson eager to make most of second chance

Receivers with Marquess Wilson's talent and production typically don't last very long in the NFL Draft. But you won't hear the Bears rookie complain about slipping into the seventh round.

Marquess Wilson Chicago Bears - chicagotribune.com

A case can be made the Chicago Bears needed to find a vertical target in the draft and while that might not be Marquess Wilson’s strong suit, it’s hard to ignore the big production he had at Washington State.

Wide receiver Wilson looks like good find for Bears - DailyHerald.com

Bears rookie wide receiver Marquess Wilson doesn't look like a lowly seventh-round pick. Nothing against seventh-round picks, but Wilson is tall, fast and fluid, exhibits soft hands, excellent agility and the timing and leaping ability to win jump balls.

Bears rookie Marquess Wilson hopes to make most of ‘second chance’ - Chicago Sun-Times

Coach Marc Trestman said receiver Marquess Wilson started rookie minicamp at "zero." He meant it in a good way when talking about a player who walked out on his college team.

Rookie Wilson has room to grow - Chicago Bears Blog - ESPN Chicago

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- From a pure production standpoint, the Chicago Bears got a steal in the seventh round when they drafted former Washington State wide receiver Marquess Wilson -- the school’s all-time leader in receiving yards (3,207), despite appearing in just 33 games.

Chicago Bears: Marquess Wilson happy to be getting second chance to play football - chicagotribune.com

Wide receiver can be one of the more difficult positions to get production from a rookie, but the Bears did well with Alshon Jeffery a year ago.

Baseball:

WSU lost to USC on Saturday and will now play the rubber match of the three-game series on Sunday.

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Trojans Even Series with Cougars - The Washington State University Official Athletic Site
LOS ANGELES - Wyatt Strahan tossed a complete game and USC defeated Washington State 5-1 in Pac-12 Conference baseball, Saturday night at Dedeaux Field.

Strahan Goes the Distance in 5-1 Victory Over Washington State - University of Southern California Official Athletic Site
LOS ANGELES - The USC baseball team evened its series with a 5-1 win over the visiting Washington State Cougars Saturday evening at Dedeaux Field, pounding out 14 hits to support the first career complete game for starter Wyatt Strahan.

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