UCLA Wilson Final Selection in NFL Draft

 Caleb Wilson. (USLC courtesy photo)
Caleb Wilson. (USLC courtesy photo)

By Earl Heath, Contributing Writer

It was a long time coming for UCLA tight-end Caleb Wilson.  After three days of waiting the Bruins leading receiver was the 254 pick in last weekend’s NFL draft- He will carry the label of “Mr. Irrelevant.”

Wilson began his collegiate carrer at USC where his father Chris was an assistant coach, he is now in the NFL with the Eagles as a D-Line coach. Once the senior Wilson left the Trojans Wilson transferred to UCLA and was part of a team that went 3-9 last season.

He was fifth in the nation among tight-ends. He finished the year with 60 catches for 965 yards averaging 16 yards per catch with 4 touchdowns.  As “Mr. Irrelevant” he will be the focus of many activities later in the summer in Newport Beach. They include a roast, a golf tournament, a regatta, and he will receive the Lowsman Trophy (a take of the Heisman Trophy).

Wilson was the only Bruin selected in this years draft.  His pick was announced by Ryan Succop of the Titans he was “Mr. Irrelevant” in 2009.

ADD DRAFT; USC had OL Chuma Edoga taken as the 28 pick by the New York Jets. Long Beach Poly DB Iman Marshall was taken by the Baltimore Ravens in the 4th round.  DB Marvel Tell III was selected in the 5th round by the Colts. Another Trojan LB Cameron Smith was taken in the 5th round by the Vikings.