Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE
The former WSU wide receiver ran a respectable 40 time in his effort to impress NFL scouts in Indianapolis.
While we obviously have mixed emotions about Marquess Wilson, especially after what he had to say last week, I think most of us still have at least a passing interest in how his stock rises or falls leading up to the 2013 NFL Draft, and that includes his performance at the NFL Combine.
Wilson was put through his paces on Sunday in Indianapolis, and while his physical test results weren't spectacular, they certainly were in the realm of what you would expect from a guy who is believed to have the talent to succeed in the NFL.
The first thing everyone wants to know about is the 40 time -- Wilson ran the standard measure for speed in 4.51 seconds, 17th out of the 34 receivers who ran the 40-yard dash.
Wilson's best test was the three-cone drill, where his 6.65 seconds was second only to Missouri's T.J. Moe. In fact, Wilson was the only player 6-3 or above to finish in the top 11 in that test, which seems to indicate what we've known about Wilson all along -- it's not the top-end speed that makes him special, but his agility and ability to accelerate in and out of cuts.
Wilson also finished 14th in the broad jump (122 inches), 16th in the vertical jump (34.5 inches), 21st in the 20-yard shuttle (4.33 seconds) and 27th in bench press (7 reps). Additionally, he caught balls as part of the "gauntlet," but there are no official results on that.
As for what this has done for his draft stock? Too early to say. Expect those reports to filter out in the next couple of weeks.