Albert Wilson should sound somewhat familiar to people in South Florida. He was a dynamic quarterback for Port St. Lucie High School from 2007 through ’10 before going on to star at receiver for Georgia State and the Kansas City Chiefs.
If that’s a new name for anyone down here, it’ll probably become more prevalent over the next few days. Wilson is one of the Dolphins’ best slot receiver options to replace Jarvis Landry, who is being traded to Cleveland.
Wilson, 25, entered the NFL Draft the same year as Landry, but didn’t get picked. He made the Chiefs’ roster as an undrafted free agent in 2014 and has put up 124 catches, 1,544 yards and seven touchdowns in 55 games (26 starts).
Pro Football Focus ranked Wilson the No. 33 receiver in the league last season.
“He’s worked very hard the past couple of years learning the game,” Kansas City coach Andy Reid said in January. “That position takes a little bit of time to get everything down. He’s done it and played well.”
He had a career year last season with 554 yards and three touchdowns on 42 receptions. He’s 5-foot-9, 200 pounds and has good enough speed to contribute in the return game, though Kansas City didn’t use him there much.
Wilson is likely looking for a big contract after earning $3.3 million over his first four seasons, but his market won’t climb anywhere near what Landry was seeking. He made $1.8 million last season.
The Dolphins’ current receivers on the roster who could compete for Landry’s vacancy are Jakeem Grant (13 career catches) and Leonte Carroo (10). There are other free agent possibilities worth considering, as well as quality prospects in next month’s draft.
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