Anticipating a move from linebacker to defensive line in Monte Kiffin’s 4-3 defense, Kyle Wilber showed up to the team’s voluntary offseason workout program more than ten pounds heavier than he was a year ago.
“Right now I’m 255,” said Wilber, who was listed at 243 a year ago, per ESPN Dallas. “The coaches tell me ‘Keep your speed. You don’t need to get bigger. If you’re 260 and still have your speed, that’s fine with me,’ but I’m perfect where I’m at right now.”
Like starters Anthony Spencer and DeMarcus Ware, who will also be making the move from outside linebacker to defensive end under Kiffin, Wilber believes his experience at the position in college will ease the transition.
“My hand was on the ground at Wake [Forest],” Wilber explained. “I don’t feel like there’s much difference in comparing the 3-4 to the 4-3 because our outside linebackers we were basically defensive ends but I was standing up in a two-point. It’s less dropping for us now.”
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