So, let's use today's 2012 NFL Draft Prospect Profile to look at Wilson, who is 5-foot-10, 205 pounds.
Wes Bunting of the National Football Post summarizes Wilson this way:
"He's a compact kid who runs stronger/harder than you would expect from a guy his size. Has a dynamic quality to his game both inside and in the open field, and looks capable of maturing into a very good NFL running back early on in the NFL."
"Wilson is an electrifying runner who opted to come out early after an incredible junior year where he was named ACC Player of the Year. He truly runs with his own style, and it's obvious that he has love for the game. He was one of very few limited prospects who played for Team USA prior to enrolling in college, dominating the tournament and displaying elite athletic ability. He is a high risk-high reward player who loves to reverse field on the entire defense. He is a decorated track star who shows obvious explosion every time he touches the ball."
Football's Future says
"His speed and playmaking ability is evident all over the field. He has the ability to be a home run threat as a runner, receiver and return man at the next level. He has enough size to be a starter in the NFL, but he isn't a great interior runner. He lacks the strength and bulk to consistently take a beating and pick up tough yardage."
Valentine's View: Does anyone else feel like you are reading about Ahmad Bradshaw, maybe with a little more speed?
Watch these and you think this is an exciting guy, but he might also cause Tom Coughlin to burst a blood vessel
David Wilson Profile
Weight: 205 pounds
School: Virginia Tech
40 time: 4.45
2011 Stats: 290 carries, 1,709 yards, 5.9 yards per carry, 9 touchdowns, 22 receptions
Career Rushing: 462 carries, 2662 yards, 5.8 per carry, 18 touchdowns
Career Kick Returns: 61 returns, 1324 yards, 21.7 per carry , 2 touchdowns
Complete List Of Prospect Profiles
Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson
Orson Charles, TE, Georgia
Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois
Bobby Massie, OT, Mississippi
Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers
Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State
Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State
Kelechi Osemele, OG, Iowa State
Doug Martin, RB, Boise State
Emmanuel Acho, LB, Texas
Andre Branch, DE, Clemson
Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin
Dont'a Hightower, MLB, Alabama
Zebrie Sanders, OT, Florida State
Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford
Lamar Miller, RB, Miami
Zach Brown, OLB, North Carolina
Cordy Glenn, OG, Georgia
Mark Barron, S, Alabama
Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson