Wendling did not play much as a freshman, but he had a breakout sophomore season. He had a career high 89 tackles and three interceptions on the year. As a junior, he had 75 tackles to go along with three interceptions. As a senior, Wendling not only had 78 tackles and a pick on offense, but he ran for 119 yards on offense, and had 202 yards on kick returns.
Wendling has an excellent blend of physical tools. He has excellent size, is a very good athlete, and has very good speed. He can cover a lot of ground in coverage, or when attacking the line of scrimmage. Wendling is also very tough, and will not shy away from contact. He can lay people out across the middle of the field. He has experience at both safety positions, which can only help him adjust to the next level.
Wendling may be a workout warrior whose talent does not always shine during games. He does not move as well as the 40 time he runs may dictate. He also appears to play tentative at times and does not react as quickly as he should.
Wendling had a lot of success in college, and is a talented athlete. He has some upside and could develop if he lands in the right situation. He could be a standout special teamer while he develops, which will enhance his value to his suitors. He had a solid showing at the combine, and should hear his name called in the third or fourth round.