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  • RotoWorld on David Wilson

    http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/7448/david-wilson

    A two-sport (track) star for the Hokies, Wilson was the 2011 ACC Player of the Year after rushing for a school-record 1,709 yards. Though his instincts, hands, and durability are concerns, Wilson has outstanding burst laterally as well as north and south. Much like Bradshaw, he's constantly fighting for extra yards. Wilson should contribute immediately for the G-Men, accruing RB3/flex value in fantasy leagues while Ahmad Bradshaw falls back to low-end RB2 territory. Apr 26 - 11:05 PM

    According to STATS X-Info, Virginia Tech RB David Wilson led the nation in yards after contact in 2011.

    Wilson's 990 yards after contact were 267 more than Trent Richardson's, and the sample size isn't skewed. Wilson had 290 carries to Richardson's 283. According to the National Football Post's Dan Pompei, the STATS X-Info is being used by "several teams" preparing for the draft in two weeks.

    Source: National Football Post Apr 15 - 3:10 PM


    NFL Films guru Greg Cosell ranks David Wilson of Virginia Tech as the No. 2 running back in the 2012 draft class.

    After doing our own film study, we're on board. Cosell credits Wilson with an "explosive element," an ability to "run with velocity" inside the tackles, and "speed to the perimeter." Cosell also praised Wilson's "balance" and body control, as he is a natural tackle breaker. Wilson must polish his passing-game skills, but he is ready to play on first and second downs in the NFL.


    Sporting News draft analyst Russ Lande

    credited Virginia Tech RB David Wilson with seven fumbles among 290 carries in 2011.
    He lost four. Ball security has been one of the bigger knocks on Wilson, although it's a correctable flaw. Lande also calls Wilson "poor in pass protection," a trait that could keep him off the field early at the next level. Lande remains high on Wilson's talent, though. "(He) is the most dynamic back in this year's draft," writes Lande. "Wilson is a special runner on the perimeter."
    Source: Sporting News Apr 2 - 12:07 PM

    Source: Greg Cosell on Twitter Apr 8 - 5:48 PM

  • #2
    Re: RotoWorld on David Wilson



    Best thing I've heard about this guy is that he gained 990 yards after first contact which is the best mark in the NCAA.

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    • #3
      Re: RotoWorld on David Wilson

      Love, love, LOVEEEEEE

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      • #4
        Re: RotoWorld on David Wilson

        [quote user="Seducer"]

        Best thing I've heard about this guy is that he gained 990 yards after first contact which is the best mark in the NCAA.*

        [/quote]

        +1 great stat

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        • #5
          Re: RotoWorld on David Wilson

          Lande also calls Wilson "poor in pass protection," a trait that could keep him off the field early at the next level

          guess we'll see him in 2014

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          • #6
            Re: RotoWorld on David Wilson

            not likely....all of these scouting reports have to show some disadvantage to a certain players game...Trent Richardson has disadvantages to his game too, does that mean he won't be on the field...a-hell no!!! I think we will be seeing him right off the bat...we have to, what other choice have we got...Ware? Maybe Scott? Remember, Cruz was not great on special teams...do you think he will ride the pine anymore...a-hell no!!!

            I think, because Wilson is small, he will be pulled down in games early but as the game wears on he will make big plays! Bradshaw, though, will handle the lions share of the carries in the first half and then Wilsons fresh legs should prove dangerous in the second half.

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