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Does the throne await young Prince Wilkerson?

Al Bello

In Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare, Domitius Enobarbus is a friend of Mark Antony that deserts him for Julius Caesar. He praises Antony, but of Caesar he says, "as for Caesar, kneel down, kneel down, and wonder."

When I think of Muhammad Wilkerson, I think of that quote from Enobarbus. When I watch film of Wilkerson play, I, in turn, wish to kneel down in awe of the man and wonder what the future holds for him. Much like Darrelle Revis a few years ago, Wilkerson is quickly turning into the face of the New York Jets franchise. As of now, Wilkerson is a prince-in-waiting, however with the departure of Revis, now may be the time he takes the throne.

Grantland wrote an excellent piece on the versatility of Wilkerson and how he is the foundation of the new-look defense. We have often discussed the budding promise of Wilkerson and how he developed last year into one of the premiere defensive lineman in the league. Now is the time for him to take the next step, and become elite. Now is the time for him to ascend the throne and become the king.