In the face! USF TE Mitchell Wilcox gets drilled with football during NFL Scouting Combine
Well this probably won’t help Mitchell Wilcox’s draft status.
Thursday, tight ends hit the field to take part in some on-field drills during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. It’s a time for players to show off their skills and athleticism, and prove that they deserve to hear their name called come late April.
Of course, there are always a few unfortunate events that happen over the course of a few days at Lucas Oil Stadium. Wilcox happened to be on the receiving end of one of those forgetful moments.
Running through a pass-catching drill, Wilcox took a football right to the face. The video has gone viral:
USF TE Mitchell Wilcox took a fastball to the face. Ouch pic.twitter.com/Jr32s7TjAC
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) February 27, 2020
To his credit, Wilcox shook it off and caught the next pass thrown his way. Talk about a short memory.
During the 2019 season, Wilcox caught 28 passes for 350 yards with the Bulls. In 2018, he tallied a career-high 540 yards on 43 catches. He finished that season with two touchdown grabs.
Wilcox is a solid tight end prospect for the NFL, but he certainly won’t live this moment down.