View Full Version : In depth look at Wilson

04-27-2012, 02:51 PM
Overall Impressions of Wilson: Wilsonís great acceleration and
willingness to bang into players without a lot of patience is
reminiscent of Darren McFadden (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/34385/darren-mcfadden) during the Raiders (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/oakland-raiders) RBís college career. Wilson has better cutting ability than McFadden, but like McFadden, CJ Spiller, LeSean McCoy (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/71549/lesean-mccoy), and Jamaal Charles (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/34464/jamaal-charles),
Wilson needs to learn to become a better decision maker at the line of
scrimmage. He tries to bounce runs to the corner too often and heíll
even attempt to reverse his field once his initial bounce doesnít work.

Accepting a short gain rather than a big loss is something Wilson
has a hard time doing at this stage of his career. Based on the recent
success of the players listed above, Wilson has the same kind, if not
specific style, of athleticism to develop into a star at the position.
His RSP score is lower than it could potentially be due to the 14 points
of vision fundamentals he has yet to master.</p>

Heís also not consistent with using his left arm when he carries
the football to the left side of the field but he did it enough times
that Iím giving him credit (all but once in this game). His
footwork-punch coordination needs to be refined. He often delivers a
punch when his feet arenít in good position against the defender heís
tring to block and this can get him into trouble with better edge
rushers. However, the potential to develop into a good pass protector is

Wilsonís quickness, speed, balance, and stop-start
agility is among the best in the country and it makes him a special
athlete/runner in the open field. Get him in space and heís a nightmare
to bring down. When heís disciplined about what heís doing
conceptually, he has the pad level, acceleration, and technique to be
productive as a between the tackles, chain-moving runner. Physically he
might have as much upside as any back in this draft and heís the best
back to come out of Va. Tech from this perspective since Kevin Jones. He
catches the ball well with his hands and he has potential to develop
into a good pass protector because he generally diagnoses the blitzes
that he Va Tech faces and his initial footwork before contact is good.</p>
Wilson is a "strong," 205 pounds and I think he can probably add
another 10 pounds to his frame as he matures. Talent-wise I donít know
if thereís a better runner in this draft other than Trent Richardson and
Wilson probably has better speed and lateral agility. What he has to
learn makes him more of a boom-bust pick, but I believe based on past
history of backs like the ones I mention with my criticism of his game
that Wilson will make the transition to a smarter runner that the NFL

04-27-2012, 02:59 PM
Sounds good to me. Can't ask for more at the 32 pick!

04-27-2012, 05:07 PM
Mayock - who I would regard as one of the better daft experts Ina horribly in exact science loved him
Too but this is a great in depth analysis

04-27-2012, 05:17 PM
Mayock - who I would regard as one of the better daft experts Ina horribly in exact science loved him
Too but this is a great in depth analysis

Sounds like Tiki 2.0 (I like, I like!!)

04-27-2012, 05:21 PM
All you need to know about Dave Wilson:


04-27-2012, 05:23 PM
I like the pick