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Adrien wilson

Current position: Arizona Cardinals VP of Professional Staff

Date of interview: January 12

Wilson is ending his seventh season with the Arizona Cardinals’ scouting department and first as the team’s vice president of professional staff after being promoted in February 2021. In this role, Wilson oversees the staff of the team. Professional screening and oversees all professional player evaluations, advanced screening process, free agency and daily monitoring of player transactional movements in all professional leagues. He also participates in university screening, in particular in the evaluations of all the juniors and in the cross-checking of the best hopes of the draft.

Prior to his promotion, Wilson worked for the past two years (2019-2020) as the team’s professional recruiting director.

Wilson joined the Cardinals staff after retiring from the NFL in 2015 and spent four seasons (2015-18) helping the professional and college scouting departments.

Wilson spent 12 seasons (2001-12) playing for the Cardinals after joining the team as a third-round selection (64th overall) in the 2001 NFL Draft from North Carolina State. Selected five times in the Pro Bowl (2006, 2008-11) and three times All-Pro (2006, 2008-09), he ended his NFL career with 987 tackles (716 solo), 25.5 sacks , 27 INT, 106 defensive passes, 15 forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries and four TDs in 181 regular season games (162 starts). Wilson and Hall of Fame member Larry Wilson (1962-63, ’65 -70) are the only two defensemen in team history selected for five or more Pro Bowls.

In 2015, Wilson became the 15th member of the Cardinals Ring of Honor. He was inducted into the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame in October 2016.

Wilson was exceptional safety and a split end at TW Andrews High School in High Point, NC, where in June 2010, he retired his preparation jersey number (9). He also played basketball and track in high school and was an Honorable All-American in basketball in 1998. Wilson majored in parks, recreation and tourism management at the State of North Carolina.

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