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NFL Draft: Christian Wilkins to the Miami Dolphins at 13!

Clemson favorite son is heading to Miami to team up with his former defensive line coach Marion Hobby

College Football Playoff National Championship Presented By AT&T - Alabama v Clemson Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Christian Wilkins is a 6’3, 315 defensive tackle with rare athleticism for a man of his size. His ability to split double teams and get into the backfield to disrupt both runs and passes is elite for a defensive tackle. He’s a defensive tackle that lives in the backfield and makes game changing plays.

The gregarious Wilkins was a mainstay in the Clemson lineup for 4 straight years. Most defensive tackles are difficult to locate, but no Wilkins. When he’s not wrecking the oppositions back field, he’s sprinting down the sidelines to celebrate with his teammates after every touchdown. He also moonlights as a goal line running back, punching in 2 touchdowns in 3 carrier. Oh, and he also had a clutch reception on a fake punt to change the moment of the semifinal game against Oklahoma in 2016.

Off the field, Wilkins is a star. He won the William V Campbell (considered the academic Heisman) award for the 2018 season, spent time as substitute teacher, and generally represented himself as a model college athlete. You’re not going to find a better dude than Christian Wilkins.

As a senior he recorded 51 tackles (25 solo, 26 assisted), 14 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, 2 passes knocked down, 2 fumble recoveries and a forced fumble. He also had 3 caries for 3 yards and 2 touchdowns as a running back.

For a more in-depth breakdown of Wilkins, click on the link below.