2012 Draft Series: David Wilson, RB, Virginia Tech
As I mentioned last week, I have a draft series over at RotoExperts.com. The first feature was Alabama running back Trent Richardson, and today I took a look at Virginia Tech’s David Wilson. Head over there to check out the full scouting report. Here is a clip:
In my first NFL Draft Spotlight, I analyzed Alabama running back Trent Richardson. Richardson will be the first back off the board, and today’s feature, Virginia Tech’s David Wilson, is in a battle to be No. 2.
Wilson is not nearly the complete back Richardson is, but he has far superior long speed. Wilson has game-breaking ability and can take any carry to the house. He’s not quite Chris Johnson fast, but he is C.J. Spiller fast.
Wilson reminds me a bit of CJ2K, however, in that neither player ever really takes a big shot. They always manage to side-step defenders or contort their bodies in such a way that they are never on the receiving end of knockouts.
Wilson is modest in size, but at 5’10’’ and 205 pounds, he’s larger than some people realize. Because of his speed, some analysts think he’s a one-dimensional back. Although Wilson is by no means overpowering, he can still run inside with great effectiveness. He combines quick-twitch ability, suddenness and decisiveness to hit the hole and get up field, and these traits make Wilson a surprisingly adequate short-yardage runner.
Again, click it over to RotoExperts.com for the full report.
For Dallas, David Wilson isn’t really an option. I would have thought that about Bruce Carter and DeMarco Murray last year, but there’s just no way the Cowboys use their second-round pick on a player who is similar to Murray and Felix Jones. For fantasy owners out there, though, Wilson is an intriguing option.
By the way, how many of you play fantasy football? These reports are from a fantasy perspective, and I plan to continue them leading up to the 2012 season. I will also be publishing a lot of other fantasy football content in the coming months, as I am in the midst of writing my first book on the subject.