The Dallas Cowboys continued to upgrade their pass rush on the third day of the NFL draft, taking Wake Forest DE/OLB Kyle Wilber with the No. 113 pick in the fourth round.
At 6'4 250, Wilbur shuttled between DE and OLB at Wake Forest, but he'll primarily play as a LB in the Cowboys 3-4 scheme.
In his senior season, he had 69 tackles, including 10.5 for loss and 3.5 sacks.
He's now the second defensive front seven player Dallas has taken in the 2012 NFL Draft, joining Boise State DE Tyrone Crawford, who they took in the third round.
Most draft analysts projected him as a pass-rushing specialist in the 3-4, so he wasn't even on the draft boards for some NFL teams. Victor Butler is the only player with NFL experience Dallas has at the position behind DeMarcus Ware and Anthony Spencer, and with Spencer likely gone after this season, Wilber will be expected to compete for a starting position sooner rather than later.
An excerpt of the National Football Post's scouting report on Wilber:
Impression: An intriguing 34 rush end to me. Has a good first step, can change directions on his pass rush and plays the run with good integrity. Could be posed for a jump up draft boards with a solid year. Reminds me some of Jaguars DE Aaron Morgan.
A video breakdown of Wilber from Pro Football Weekly:
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