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Kyle Wilson (CB)
  • Height:
    5'10"
  • Weight:
    194 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    30 1/2 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 1/8 in.
  • College:
    Boise St.
  • Conference:
    Mountain West
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Selected by: New York Jets
Round: 1
Pick (Overall): 29 (29)
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Pick Analysis: The Jets' loaded defense gets some more star power with addition of Kyle Wilson. The Boise State standout was viewed as the top corner on some boards, and his skills make him an exceptional nickel corner. Additionally, he possesses the requisite grit and toughness that is demanded by the Jets' coaching staff. For a team that is loaded on defense, the landing of Wilson is a case of the rich getting richer.

Overview

Wilson is an athletic versatile player that has immediate value giving depth to the secondary as well as contributing as a return specialist. He is aggressive to go after the ball as a coverage defender as well as fielding punts and kicks. Wilson understands angles and how to leverage the ball that may fit best in combination zone schemes. He shows good vision and instincts to find a crease as a punt returner. Wilson lacks great top end speed but shows excellent quickness and hips to be effective as a nickel defender. He is a willing run support player but isn’t physical and needs to improve in this phase of the game. Wilson is a good football player that should contribute in a rookie season and eventually vie for a starting position.


Strengths

Wilson is a fast-twitch corner who possesses tremendous athleticism. He’s a durable performer who did not miss any games while at Boise State. Instinctual player who displays great anticipation in pass coverage. Possesses impressive ball skills. Also a candidate to help out in the return game, which only increases his value. Did nothing but produce for the Broncos.

Weaknesses

Only possesses average size and can have trouble dealing with bigger receivers. Wilson is willing but inconsistent in run support and misses some tackles. Despite impressive ball-skills, he needs to get his head turned around when in man coverage and locate the ball better in the air.

Grade

8.4

 

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    Published: April 22, 2010 at 11:00 p.m.

    The Jets select Boise State CB Kyle Wilson with the 29th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.

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    Published: April 13, 2010 at 12:35 p.m.

    A look at NFL draft prospect Boise St. cornerback Kyle Wilson.

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    Published: April 4, 2010 at 07:49 p.m.

    Meet Boise State cornerback Kyle Wilson, a top defensive prospect in this year's NFL draft.

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