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Do the Hokie Pokie David Wilson RB, Virgina Tech Height 5’10 Weight 205 Scouting Report

Power

Wilson has deceptive power for a man of his size.  At 5’10 205lbs he doesn’t have the prototypical build for a feature back, but has thick powerful legs and runs behind his pads to give him more leverage on inside runs.  Wilson has enough strength and power to be good inside runner.

Elusiveness/Speed

Wilson has a quick burst and perhaps the best acceleration in this class of RB which allows him to find creases at the line and blow by LBs at the second level.  He is an explosive runner that can bounce a run outside and create big plays in the running game.

Vision

Not only does Wilson have a great combination of speed and power, but the vision to pick the right hole and is very effective in setting up his blocks.  He finds cutback lanes and follows his blockers which makes him an effective short yardage/goaline runner in combination to his explosive playmaking ability.

Pass Blocking/Receiving Ability

Like most RBs coming our of college, Wilson needs to work on his pass blocking in order to stay on the field during obvious passing situations.  Luckily for him his route running and receiving ability is exceptional.  He can work the screen game as well as work out of the slot.  This will make him a very attractive choice for a NFL team and fantasy owners as well.

Potential Landing Spots

  • Giants

The G-men will be looking for an RB in this draft.  If Wilson falls to 64, they could grab him.

  • Browns

If the prospect plays a skill position, the Browns may take him. 

  • Bucs

If they pass on Richardson, then they could go for Wilson in the second round.  Blount didn’t get it done last season and Wilson will bring another dimension to the offense.

  • Browns

The Browns are looking to move up and grab RG3 in the first round and could go after another playmaker for their offense in the second round.

  • Rams

Steven Jackson is fading and may only have a year or two left in the tank.  Wilson on the fast track in St Louis could be  nice addition to an offense that needs a ton of help.

The Final Word

David Wilson is an exciting RB that will be tremendous player in the NFL if he lands with the right team that will use his skill set to the fullest.  His ceiling would be LeSean McCoy, so is will be worth a high pick in dynasty drafts and could be a top 25-30 RB in his rookie season if he lands with the right team.

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