Biography: Four-year starter awarded All-Conference honors since his sophomore season and named as an all-American last year. Senior defensive totals last year included 42/3/4, when he also averaged 10.4 yards on 24 kick returns. Junior numbers included 35/5/10, with a 14.2 yard average on 33 kick returns and three scores.
Positives: Solid cover cornerback who will also help a team as a punt returner. Physical, mixes it up with receivers and sells out on the blitz. Fluid pedaling in reverse, shows a nice burst of speed, and quickly breaks to the ball from his plant. Plays with a nice degree of suddenness and flashes on the scene. Gets vertical, displays good hands for the interception, and makes a lot of athletic plays on the field. Terrific return specialist who sees the field and finds the openings.
Negatives: Slow getting his head back around to locate the pass and tends to do a bit of face guarding. May not possess the top end speed to stay downfield with opponents.
Analysis: Wilson has been a solid cornerback for Boise State the past three years, and as a prospect, he is best suited in a zone system or backed off the line of scrimmage. He offers a good degree of upside and could eventually start for an NFL team, but his ability to produce returning punts will help him see action as a rookie.
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