Scouting Report: Kyle Wilson
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Very physical corner. Almost seems to enjoy contact with the receiver at times. Does a tremendous job anticipating routes and knows how to jump in and break up the pass. Fluid hips. Very good lateral mobility. Changes direction with ease and rarely loses speed while doing so. Seems like a good fit as a bump and run corner with his physicality. Stays in the receiver’s hip pocket on deep routes. When in zone coverage, can sit on routes, read the quarterback’s eyes and break on the ball. Not afraid to come up in run support. Very good special teams player on coverage teams, kick block teams and can return kicks.
Ball skills are only above average. Will wind up breaking up more passes than making interceptions, but that doesn’t mean he can’t catch. Will sometimes contact receiver too much when breaking up a pass. A willing tackler, but not the best in the open field on runners. Needs to work on getting his head around and locating the ball on deep routes. Suffered a hamstring injury that limited his participating at the Combine.
Wilson has all of the physical tools needed to play the position and even the mind set to do so. He’s very good in press man coverage and could wind up being the best cornerback in this class. With his physical nature and special teams abilities, NFL teams would love to have him on their roster, even if they already have 1-2 above average corners already. He faced lower competition in the WAC, so I had to knock him a little for his production at that level of competition. However, the physical tools and abilities are there for him to be a very solid #1 corner for an NFL team and don’t be surprised if he’s drafted closer to Joe Haden than some have anticipated.
Wilson began starting the final 5 games in 2006 and has started ever since.
Awards and Honors
2009: 1st team All-WAC.
2008: 1st team All-WAC. 2nd team All-American (Sporting News).
2007: 2nd team All-WAC.
Unknown major at Boise State.
No history of injuries.
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