Kyle Wilson Scouting Report
|School:||Boise State Broncos|
|Height & Weight:||5'10 - 190 lbs.|
2010 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Kyle Wilson, CB, Boise State
An impressive Fiesta Bowl jump started Wilson's rise through draft boards across the nation. The way he ended his senior season should not had come as a big surprise to many NFL scouts as the 5-foot-10 defensive back had a solid college career that began in the same Arizona field (against Oklahoma in the 2006 Fiesta Bowl) that ended it all a few weeks ago. As a redshirt freshman, Wilson had a breakthrough game against the vaunted Sooners' passing attack, registering 10 tackles in Boise's landmark 43-42 win. Wilson ended 2006 (started 5 out of 13 games) with 41 tackles, 1 INT and 5 Passes Broken Up (PBU). A good second year (41 tackles, 2 INTs, 8 PBU and 1 sack) catapulted him to the national spotlight. Another great campaign followed in 2008 when as a junior, Wilson went on to set career-high in INTs (5) and PBU (10). Following yet another impressive season in 2009, the Piscataway, NJ product was invited to play in the Senior Bowl where he constantly outperformed the competition. Has shown top notch athleticism throughout his career with the Broncos. Is aggressive trying to break up passes. Shows natural instincts to diagnose plays. Is not fooled easy by play-action. Reads receivers' route well. Can play zone or man equally well. Fast (4.32est) with an explosive closing burst. Can run with all WRs downfield. Shows good hands and body control. Good kick returner with the ability to score every time he touches the football. Although, could do a better job getting into his position. Must improve technique as an open field tackler. Tends to stop his feet too often, diving at the ballcarrier instead of wrapping him up. Will gamble on WRs' double moves and gets turned around at times. One of the up and coming CBs in this class, Wilson has been overshadowed by cornerback prospects from bigger programs, but he is as good (if not better) that many of them. He will become a solid pro. 4/1 Update: When everybody was equal in the eyes of the NFL at the combine, Wilson really proved that he is one of the best corners in this class. He has a ton of strength and did 25 reps at the combine, putting every other corner to shame. He ran at his pro day and was a little disappointing with a 4.43 40 time. An injured hamstring may have played a role, but Wilson is capable of running a sub 4.4 and NFL teams know it. That makes him one of the best corners in this class and he should not last past the first round.
Last Updated 2010-04-01T02:55-06:00 by Joel Welser