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Jets are just wild about Wilkerson

Coaches say defensive end can make jump from three-sack rookie to Pro Bowl

Updated: August 3, 2012, 8:06 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

CORTLAND, N.Y. -- While the rest of the team was splintering around him, losing the final three games by a combined score of 93-50, Muhammad Wilkerson was growing up in a hurry.

No one recognized it, of course, because the spotlight was on the New York Jets' dysfunctional locker room and the fall of Rex Ryan's ego, but the rookie defensive end was dominating opponents -- and raising the expectation level for 2012.

"I think he can be mentioned with guys going to the Pro ...

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