David Wilson scouting report

David Wilson RB Virginia Tech #4
Ht: 5’10″

Wt: 205

Well built for his size. Surprisingly tough to bring down. Great vision; does a nice job squeezing through tight holes between the tackles. Quick feet and impressive athletic ability; tough for defenders to tee him up for a big hit. Experienced as a receiver out of the backfield; good hands. Has experience returning kickoffs. Steady production throughout his career.
Slightly undersized; may struggle with a feature back workload at the next level. Sometimes tries to do too much; needs to be more decisive – pick a hole and hit it hard. Generally ineffective as a blocker; can slow some guys down, but doesn’t stonewall anyone and will occasionally completely whiff. Yards-per-attempt average is somewhat misleading; he’ll rip off a 12 yard run, then get stuffed in the backfield on the next play – isn’t consistently picking up 5 yards per touch.
Wilson definitely has the skill set to be an effective third-down back at the next level, and may be able to play a more significant role in the right system. I would hesitate to bring him aboard with the intent of making him a feature back, but he could be effective in a two-back system in which he gets 10-15 carries per game.
2011 vs Wake Forest
2011 vs Clemson 
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2012 Comments Off

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