Rookie linebacker Mack Wilson has caught the attention of Browns fans with his ballhawking ability, and he has set some big goals for his rookie season.
In his first preseason game, Wilson had two interceptions versus the Washington Redskins. He ran his first interception back 40 yards for a touchdown in the Browns 30-10 victory.
Freddie Kitchens is very pleased with Wilson. But appeasing his new head coach wouldn’t stop the rookie linebacker for setting some lofty goals for himself and his team.
Everything from winning Defensive Rookie of the Year, to playing in a Pro-Bowl, Wilson sees the Browns as a complete team “on paper” that could play in a divisional championship and a Super Bowl. In a live appearance on the BIGPLAY Cleveland Reflog Show, Wilson said he was the most excited to intercept an all-time great quarterback.
“Hopefully I get a chance to start and catch a few interceptions,” Wilson said. “But, from the schedule, I would said Brady.”
Despite all of the anticipation for the season, the 21-year old Alabama-native, knows all of the expected success for the Browns isn’t something that will happen overnight.
“You can’t get there if everybody’s not on the same page. So I feel like everybody’s got to continue coming together, work hard and continue to push each other each week,” Wilson said.
Although he’s proud of his growth in camp and throughout the preseason thus far, Wilson is itching to get out there for the regular season. He mentions that he can’t wait to see what he’ll do against first-string players like Marcus Mariota and Derrick Henry.
“We can do something special,” Wilson said. “I want to make this a memorable season.”