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Florida State defensive lineman Marvin Wilson signs with Cleveland Browns

Former blue-chip, five-star recruit completes journey to NFL

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Florida State senior defensive lineman Marvin Wilson went undrafted in the 2021 NFL Draft and signed with the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent.

During his four-year career at FSU, Wilson played in 39 games and started 19 on the interior defensive line. He amassed 15.5 tackles for a loss, 9.5 sacks, and 110 total tackles as a Seminole.

After playing in every game his true freshman year, Wilson was a part-time starter and ACC All-Conference Honorable Mention his sophomore season for first-year head coach Willie Taggart in 2018.

Wilson’s best season at FSU came in 2019, when he was ACC All-Conference First Team and had 5 sacks in just 9 games.

The Houston native was receiving major 2020 Draft buzz as an eligible junior, but instead opted to return for his senior year in the garnet and gold. He had his season cut short due to injury in both 2019 (hand injury) and 2020 (knee).

Wilson came to FSU as a prized recruit and consensus five-star. He was a cornerstone of FSU’s 2017 recruiting class, which turned out to be the final class Jimbo Fisher signed as head coach. Along with some of his teammates, Wilson became the first Seminole to play for three head coaches at FSU since the 1976 senior class.