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?
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.