Getting to know David Wilson

The New York Giants' 1st round pick of 2012 is in the books:

Running Back David Wilson out of Virginia Tech



So, who is David Wilson?

The Measureables:

5'10, 209lb

40yrd dash: 4.35 (proday)

Vertical Jump: 41in

Broad Jump: 11'0 broad jump

3-Cone Drill: 7.01sec

20yrd Shuttle: 4.12sec

60yrd Shuttle: 11.59sec

The Game Tape:

David Wilson vs. Wake Forest (via techsideline)

David Wilson vs Virginia 2011 (via JMPasq)

David Wilson vs Clemson 2011 (via JMPasq)

The Good: At the combine Wilson graded out as one of the, if not the most impressive running backs to work out. Wilson's tape bares this out: Play any of VT's games this past season and Wilson's explosiveness jumps off the screen. He is a threat to score on any play, and can make significant gains given an inch of daylight. Wilson is also a surprisingly physical runner, who doesn't take big hits, but will deliver them or carry defenders as far as he can. Fun fact: Wilson got almost 1000 yards AFTER contact last season, nearly 300 more than 3rd overall pick Trent Richardson. As well, Wilson has remarkably soft hands, and is a dangerous kick returner. He averaged better than 7 all purpose yards per touch last season. Wilson has a full set of gears, going from short, quick strides, to long flowing ones, to long fast strides. His acceleration (defined as the ability to change direction or rate of speed) is special, particularly mid-run.

Personality wise, he is exceedingly well regarded by coaches and professors. Very strong work ethic, "Team-First" player, and well liked in the locker room. Lots of college accolades. He's also very young.

The Bad: Fumblitis. He doesn't take big hits, but if a defender can square and lay a hit on him, he can put the ball on the ground. Related to this, Wilson absolutely refuses to give up on a play, which will lead to giving up the ball. As well, he can turn a 0yrd run into a 10yrd loss... but also turn it into a 20yrd gain all in the same play. Wilson is also lacking as a pass-blocker. Mostly because he was RARELY asked to do so. He's willing, just not particularly skilled.

So David Wilson, Welcome to the New York Football Giants.

FanPosts are written by community members. This is simply a way for community members to express opinions too long to be contained in a comment.

SB Nation Featured Video
Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Big Blue View

You must be a member of Big Blue View to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Big Blue View. You should read them.

Join Big Blue View

You must be a member of Big Blue View to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Big Blue View. You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.