Scouting Report: Christian Wilkins, DT, Clemson

Springfield, MA | 6033 | 310 | 4.88E | 2019

A rare athletic specimen at 320 pounds, able to do backflips, splits and dunk a basketball with ease. Can dominate with physicality or finesse, this is a highly competitive player on the field and a leader who players gravitate towards in the locker room. Possesses ultra-quick hands, disengages quickly, demonstrates excellent change of direction in pursuit and can beat opponents with his strength or agility, which includes an excellent dip move. Understands how to keep his hips square at the line of scrimmage and doesn’t get fooled often by play fakes or misdirection. Off the field, he shows a fun-loving personality and has been known amongst teammates to be a practical joker. A great character guy and hardest working player, according to his high school football coach. Has played every position along the defensive line. Has lined up on offense and caught a touchdown out of the backfield, has blocked kicks on special teams, serves as the quarterback of the punt team and makes all the calls, will also take direct snaps on fakes. Simply a player who can serve as a disruptive force from the interior on any defense at the next level and can contribute in so many various ways.

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2016: snaps over 15 games (15 starts) … also had 20 quarterback pressures … established Clemson record by a defensive end with 10 passes broken up.

2015: All-ACC Academic Team selection … had 84 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss and two sacks in 453 snaps over 15 games (one start) … had 12 quarterback pressures and a caused fumble.

High School: No. 21 player and No. 4 defensive tackle in the nation and No. 1 player in Connecticut by Rivals.com … No. 24 player and No. 6 defensive tackle in the nation and No. 1 player in Connecticut by 247Sports.com (seventh-best signee entering the ACC) … No. 32 player and No. 6 defensive tackle in the nation and No. 1 player in Connecticut by ESPN … No. 39 player and No. 6 defensive tackle in the nation and No. 2 player in Connecticut by Scout.com … had 253 tackles, 69.5 tackles for loss, 28.5 sacks and six recovered fumbles in 35 career games … had 71 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, eight sacks and four caused fumbles as a senior … had 57 tackles and 20 tackles for loss as a junior … had 12 receptions for 209 yards and two touchdowns as a sophomore … four-year letterman in basketball who averaged 19.9 points and 11.8 rebounds per game as a junior … recruited by Dan Brooks and Brent Venables … coached by Andrew Gamere.

Personal: Majoring in communication … born Dec. 20, 1995.

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Established in 2002, NFL Draft Bible Founder Ric Serritella began his independent scouting service as a publication used by all 32 NFL teams. Eventually, it would evolve into an online scouting resource that reaches millions of people each month. An early adaptor to technology, the NFL Draft Bible produced the first ever livestream video show and live podcast on location from the NFL Draft. The NFL Draft Bible network extends to professional football leagues all over the world and includes general managers, executives, scouts, coaches, agents, trainers, advisors, along with other media outlets and draftniks. In addition to owning the NFL Draft Bible, Serritella has also served as executive producer of the T.Ocho Show (2010) on NBC Sports, producer for The Mike & The Mad Dog Show (2002) on YES Network, producer for NFL Now with Mike Francesa, one of the only nationally syndicated NFL shows at that time (2003), producer on ESPN Hollywoood (2005) and helped start up the Wall Street Journal YouTube channel (2007). He has interviewed the likes of Donald Trump, Roger Goodell, Archie Manning, Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Danica Patrick, Venus Williams, Howard Stern, Don King, Jay-Z, Madonna, Bon Jovi and hundreds of other celebrities/athletes. Other involvements include helping build the fiber-optic system for MLB Network during his time as manager at HTN Communications, writing for USA TODAY, working for CBS and AEG Live. Since 2015, he has served as the Director of Media for the Parabolic Performance NFL Draft Prep program. In 2017, Serritella served as the Director of Player Personnel for the College Gridiron Showcase & Symposium. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in Providence, RI, Serritella earned a B.A. in Sports Entertainment & Event Management and was honored with the Inaugural Sports Entertainment & Event Management Success Board Achievement Award by the school in 2009. While attending JWU, he interned for the New England Patriots and ESPN X-Games. A proud member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Serritella currently resides in his home state of New Jersey.

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