Name: David Wilson, RB, Virginia Tech Hokies
Grade: 7.1 (Grading Scale)
Film Room Notes:
Hands: 9 3/8″ Arms: 30 1/4″
40: 4.40 Bench: N/A Vert: 41″ Broad: 11’0″ 3-Cone: 7.09
Strengths: Compact frame with good thickness in the lower body – Explosive rusher, especially off tackle – Gets to the edge as quick as any back in the draft – Accelerates to full speed quickly – Runs aggressively every down and plays at top speed each play – Elite change of direction – Makes cuts at full speed and can make people miss without losing speed – Exhibits elite burst – Excellent vision, reads his blockers and allows them to set up – Once he sees the running lane he explodes through it – Not much wasted motion, gets to the spot and doesn’t dance – Above average hands out of the backfield – Catches the ball with his hands and doesn’t let it get into body- Is a true 4.4 runner- Tremendous balance, is able to take contact at high speeds and not go down – Used on kick returns in college – Wilson is a home run hitter who breaks off large chunks of yardage at a time.
Weaknesses: Wilson needs to become a better runner between the tackles and tight spaces – He ran through a lot of huge holes in college and will find much smaller running lanes in NFL – While Wilson has very strong legs, I would like to see him add about 5-7 pounds to his frame – Can be an every down back in the NFL, but his pass protection needs a lot of work – Needs to realize he can’t hit a home run every carry, and needs to take what’s blocked – Can get vertical at times exposing his ribs and the ball
Last Updated: March 1, 2012