Wilson Tabbed By Dallas
April 28, 2018

BOISE, Idaho - Former Boise State wide receiver Cedrick Wilson was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the sixth round (208th overall) of the NFL Draft Saturday in Dallas.

Wilson is the second Bronco taken in this year's draft, and the second taken by the Cowboys, joining linebacker Leighton Vander Esch, who went 19th overall in Thursday's first round. The selections of Vander Esch and Wilson mark the sixth time in the last eight NFL Drafts (with 2013 and 2015 being the only exceptions) that multiple Broncos have been tabbed. The Bronco receiver is the 63rd Boise State player all-time to have his name called at the NFL Draft, and the 35th since the draft went to its current seven-round format in 1994.

It is the second time that two Boise State players have been selected by the same team in an NFL Draft. In 1983, the Atlanta Falcons tabbed defensive back Jeff Turk (seventh round, 183rd overall) and LB John Rade (eighth round, 215th overall).

Wilson is also the sixth Bronco wide receiver all-time to have his name called at the draft, and the first since 2011, when both Titus Young (second round, 44th overall to the Detroit Lions) and Austin Pettis (third round, 78th overall to the St. Louis Rams) were tabbed.

Following a debut season at Boise State in which he hauled in 56 catches for 1,129 yards and 11 touchdowns, Wilson put together a record-breaking 2017 campaign, catching 83 passes for a Boise State single-season record 1,511 yards along with seven touchdowns en route to being named to the All-Mountain West First Team. He saved two of his best performances of the season for the final two games, first catching eight passes for 148 yards in Boise State’s 17-14 Mountain West Championship Game victory over Fresno State, then going for 221 yards and a touchdown over 10 receptions in the Broncos’ 38-28 win over Oregon at the Las Vegas Bowl. For the latter performance, Wilson was named Las Vegas Bowl Most Valuable Player, and to the All-Bowl Teams of ESPN.com, SI.com, and USA TODAY.

For the year, Wilson had six 100-yard receiving games as well as a pair of 200-yard games, as, along with with the Las Vegas Bowl performance, he hit the 200-yard mark Sept. 22 against Virginia.

Despite playing just two seasons at Boise State after transferring from Coffeyville CC, Wilson put together a standout career as a Bronco, finishing with 2,640 receiving yards (seventh all-time) and 18 touchdowns on 139 receptions. He is one of just four Bronco receivers to have posted two 200-yard receiving games, and is third all-time in Bronco history in yards per reception (18.99). Wilson also leaves Boise State as one of just three receivers to have posted back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons (2016-17), along with Thomas Sperbeck (2015-16) and Young (2009-10).

Wilson and Vander Esch join a Dallas franchise that is well-represented from Boise State, featuring defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, defensive tackle Tyrone Crawford on the active roster, and former signal-caller Kellen Moore as the team's quarterbacks coach.


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