2011 NFL Draft Player Profile | Alex Wujciak
The Seton Hall Prep graduate was redshirted as a freshman, and hoped to make an impact as a redshirt in 2007. Unfortunately, a knee injury caused him to miss his first full season, and he’d wait to make his debut in 2008. He missed just one game from 2008-2010 since that knee injury and has quietly become one of the most productive linebackers in the country.
Player Name: Alex Wujciak
Position: Inside Linebacker
Wujciak’s read and react ability is top notch. He has a nose for finding the football, and is always where the ball is at all times. He uses his football IQ to his advantage and makes plays all over the field. He does well sideline to sideline and takes good angles at the football. Wujciak is a solid blitz linebacker when sent in, especially on delayed blitzes. He doesn’t allow himself to get juked out easily in the open field, and is a punishing hitter. He can shed blocks and doesn’t have too many problems getting through traffic to track down the ball carrier.
Wujciak needs to learn to break down and not tackle so high. Many of his tackles come a bit too high, and in the NFL he will be taken for a ride by a thicker running back who can get through those hits. He plays a bit stiff in coverage and may have to stick to the inside in a 4-3 defense. With some grooming and more experience playing in coverage, he could be tried in a 3-4 defense as his ability to shed blocks is solid.
Wujciak should find himself off the board as early as the late third, and as late as the middle of the fourth round. He could be selected by either a 3-4 defense or 4-3, making him a bigger target at the end of round three to a team like San Diego or Baltimore who could groom him for a year or two.
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