With the first pick of the 3rd Round of the 2020 NFL Draft (65th Overall), the Bengals drafted Logan Wilson from the University of Wyoming.
Wilson had been a 4 year starter at LB for the Cowboys. During that time, Logan was named a three-year captain at Wyoming. He was 1st team All-Mountain West this past season. Wilson was even on the national radar last year, finishing as one of the 12 finalists for the 2019 Butkus Award (given to the top LB in the nation). Logan would also finish the season as an AP 3rd-Team All American.
Wilson is a Wyoming kid (graduated high school in Casper, WY) whose only FBS scholarship came from the in-state school. Wilson came to Wyoming at 6’2” and 205 lbs, having played defensive back in high school. After red-shirting his freshman year, Wilson put on the muscle to bulk up to play the position. He leaves for the NFL still at 6’2” but now at 250 lbs.
Wilson leaves having made a name for himself at Wyoming that did not go unnoticed.
Wilson is a very athletic LB who can stay on the field all three downs.
Wyoming LB Logan Wilson grades since 2017:— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) April 2, 2020
PFF grade: 93.3
Coverage: 91.1 pic.twitter.com/im4MDo2Mkf
As for the potential fit with the Bengals, Logan Wilson will have a chance to compete for a job at inside linebacker right away. Nick Vigil started for the Bengals last season, but he signed with the Chargers in free agency last month. An opportunity is there for Logan Wilson to come in and start at inside linebacker for the Bengals this fall.
Congratulations to Logan Wilson on being drafted into the NFL!