Gridiron Gab 2012 NFL Draft Scouting Profile: Virginia Tech RB David Wilson


TRIANGLE NUMBERS: 5-10, 205, 4.45


National Football Post:

Looks a lot thicker than his frame would suggest. Possesses natural girth through his lower half, thick legs and a bubble. Is a little thinner through his upper body, but has the lower body girth to hold up inside as the next level. Is an explosive athlete with natural quick-twitch ability when asked to press the hole. Showcases a “plus” burst on the toss sweep to the edge. Exhibits impressive balance and footwork running the corner and possesses the quickness to simply side step defenders at full speed and explode into the open field. Plays fast in space, drops his pad level well and keeps his knees bent when looking to make a defender miss. Looks like a 4.4 guy with top end acceleration.

Showcases some patience at the line of scrimmage when asked to run from I-formation sets/single backsets. Allows his blockers to set up in front of him and trusts his first step even with defenders closing in on him. However, can be a bit slow at times to decipher information inside and vision is only average. Nevertheless, runs with a low pad level and good forward lean, with the change of direction skills to pick his way through a phone booth and accelerate. Demonstrates a unique blend of quickness, burst and an overall aggressive/powerful running style and isn’t afraid to lower his head into contact and slip/break tackles. Is a balanced runner into contact who can keep his feet if defenders don’t wrap up.

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