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Draft Scout Christian Wilkins News
07/20/17 - DL Christian Wilkins, who is No. 15 on NFLDraftScout.com's list of prospects for the 2018 draft, is expected to play inside last season after playing end during Clemson's national championship season. He had 48 tackles, 13 for loss, 3.5 sacks, a fumble recovery and a blocked field goal in 2016. "He's made All-American at D-tackle and D-end. That's easier said than done," Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said at the ACC Kickoff. "That's like making All-American at tight end and wide receiver, literally. That would be the way I'd compare that. That's a lot of versatility. He's a matchup problem and gives us flexibility." With Wilkins and Dexter Lawrence at tackle, and Clelin Ferrell and Austin Bryant (returning from injury) at end, Clemson's defensive line could be the best in the country.
07/20/17 - DL Christian Wilkins, rated the No. 15 draft prospect by NFLDraftScout.com, broke up 10 passes last season while playing defensive end. "What I think about is being disruptive on every play, however that can happen," he said at the ACC Kickoff event. "Initially stopping the run, that's my first thought, and stopping the pass, getting to the quarterback. But if I can't do that, I've just got to try to disrupt the play in any way I can. It's all about knowing football. If you know the team's tendencies and things like that, it's easier to get your hands on the ball."
07/11/17 - 2017 Preseason Maxwell Award Watchlist: DE Christian Wilkins, Clemson,...Wilkins was also named to the 2017 Watch List for the Maxwell Award, which is presented each year to the top player in college football. Wilkins is one of 11 players from the ACC on the Maxwell list. Wilkins was a first-team All-American defensive end last year when he had 56 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss. He added 10 pass deflections, most ever by a Clemson defensive lineman. - Clemson Football
07/10/17 - 2017 Preseason Bednarik Award Watchlist: DE Christian Wilkins, Clemson,...Wilkins was a first-team All-American defensive end last year when he had 56 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss. He added 10 pass deflections, most ever by a Clemson defensive lineman. He was a finalist for the Nagurski Award last year. Wilkins will move to defensive tackle this year. - Clemson Football
01/04/17 - Clemson defensive end Christian Wilkins has apologized for groping receiver Curtis Samuel during the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday night. Wilkins said Wednesday he had talked with Samuel after the game and that everything was all right between them. Wilkins, a sophomore defensive end, was seen on video grabbing Samuel's rear and reaching his hand between the receiver's legs while Samuel was on the ground after teammates had tackled him in the Tigers' 31-0 victory. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said he spoke with Wilkins after the incident and was satisfied with the apology. Tigers linebacker Ben Boulware said too much is being made of Wilkins' actions and that such things have always been a part of football.
Clemson faces Alabama for the national championship Monday night. Wilkins said he was sorry and understood it was not "a good look" for him or the program. Swinney shook his head when asked if he had talked to Wilkins about the incident. After the discussion, Swinney said he was sure it would not happen again and chalked it up to Wilkins' goofy nature. "We don't have a better young man on the team than Christian Wilkins," Swinney said. "Apologized for it, apologized to the kid, that's really it." Boulware supported Wilkins, saying that kind of interplay often takes place in games. "He went a little too far. But when I'm just messing with somebody, poking them in the belly button or grabbing someone's butt, it's just to break up the seriousness of the game," Boulware said at Clemson's team media gathering. "The people who are freaking out about that have never played the game." - AP Sports