2012 New York Giants Mini-Camp: David Wilson Impresses In Afternoon Workout

May 11, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants first round draft pick running back David Wilson (34) speaks with head coach Tom Coughlin during minicamp at the Timex Performance Center. Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

'Frisky' might be the best word to use to describe the way first-round draft choice David Wilson looked during Friday afternoon's practice, the second of the 2012 New York Giants rookie mini-camp.

Let's see. There was a somersault after a short catch-and-run. There was some sort of odd slithering on the ground manuever after a run down the field. More importantly, the running back the Giants are hoping will complement Ahmad Bradshaw showed some explosion and big-play potential during the afternoon workout.


Related: David Wilson Transcript

"He looks pretty fast, which we knew going in. To actually see it on the field was encouraging, exciting. Both of those things seem to come to mind," said Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride. "He looks like if he's got a hole he'll hit it and have a chance to do some damage."

Wilson, 5-foot-9, 205 pounds was selected by the Giants 32nd overall.

"He's not a big guy so you would think he's a finesse guy, but that's not what I saw," Gilbride said. "He's a very determined runner. He's fighting for every yard, breaks a lot of tackles. Probably breaks more tackles than you think he'd be capable of just looking at him."

Practice Notes

  • Third-round pick Jayron Hosley limped off the field after hitting the ground during a passing drill with an apparent hamstring injury. Hosley was jogging by the end of practice, though. If any word on Hosley is available Saturday I will have that for you.
  • Gilbride said the Giants are using Joe Martinek, the undrafted free agent from Rutgers, as a fullback for now. Martinek is only 224 pounds, though, so lead-blocking would not seem to be his forte.
  • Gilbride, as was head coach Tom Coughlin earlier in the day, seemed impressed by wide receiver Rueben Randle, the team's second-round selection. "He looks smooth," Gilbride said. "You need that third component ... a guy that has the ability to get over the top and hurt people like Manningham did. He looks like he has the potential to do that."
  • There are two practices on Saturday that are open to reporters, but again closed to the public.

-- Be sure to check our 'Transcripts' section for to hear from several coaches and players.

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