Wilkerson gets to play near his hometown

By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report Owner/Sr. Writer

Muhammad Wilkerson will be playing basically in his hometown.

The Linden, NJ native will be playinh 30 minutes from his towntown at new Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. Wilkerson is the third first round pick in Temple football history. He is the first Temple player to be drafted in the first round since 1987.

He has become the 59th player drafted out of Temple since 1937. He joins Paul Palmer in 1987 by the Kansas City Chiefs, and John Rienstra in 1986 as the first-round picks.

He is also the fourth Temple player to be drafted by the Jets. Dave Yovanovits was the last drafted in 2003 in the 7th round. Prior to Yovanovits, Joe Klecko was drafted in 1977. Mike Stromberg was the first drafted by the Jets in 1967.

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