Stanford large receiver Michael Wilson was chosen with the 94th general choose within the third spherical of the 2023 NFL Draft on Friday night time and is now set to transition from the Stanford Cardinal to the Arizona Cardinals.
The 6-foot-2, 209-pound standout from Simi Valley, Calif. was named a group captain in 2022 and racked up 1,662 yards and 11 touchdowns over 5 years with the Cardinal. He had a breakout recreation early this previous season towards Washington, gathering a career-high 176 receiving yards and a formidable 78-yard landing. In 2021, Wilson obtained the Al Masters Award, offered to the Stanford athlete “attaining the very best requirements of athletic efficiency, management and tutorial achievement.” The accolade is extensively thought of the very best honor awarded yearly by the Stanford Athletics Board.
Wilson was projected to be a low day-three choose earlier than vaulting his inventory with a powerful pre-draft efficiency that left scouts singing his praises, particularly after the Reese’s Senior Bowl in February. “With out hard-luck accidents, @StanfordFball WR Michael Wilson can be a slam dunk second-rounder,” wrote Senior Bowl Government Director Jim Nagy in a tweet Wednesday. “Cease sleeping.”
Wilson is the primary offensive participant drafted from the Cardinal into the NFL because the Dallas Cowboys chosen large receiver Simi Fehoko ʼ22 with their fifth-round choose in 2021. He joins tight finish Jim Dray ʼ09 and Stepfan Taylor ʼ13 as the one Stanford gamers to be drafted by the Arizona Cardinals; he additionally enters an offensive corps led by former Stanford star tight finish Zach Ertz ʼ13.
With Arizona’s star large receiver DeAndre Hopkins reportedly on the transfer, Wilson may have the chance to compete for a beginning position on an ascending offense.