Scouting Report: Kyle Wilson

Written by Will Spencer on April 13, 2010




Kyle Wilson


Position: CB School: Boise State
Height: 5’10” Weight: 195 lbs
Class: RS-Senior 40 time: 4.43

Overall Grade:

7.12

Draft Projection:

First Round



Draft Breakdown Red Star Player


Non-position specific categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Height/Weight 6 5
Speed 8 7
Quickness/Agility 10 8.5
Strength/Explosion 10 8.5
Athletic Ability 8 7
Durability 8 8
Character 6 6
Production/Experience 6 5
Toughness 8 8
Potential 10 10


Defensive Back Specific Categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Ball Skills 10 8.5
Man Coverage 10 8.5
Zone Coverage 10 8.5
Tackling 6 4.5
Run Stopping 6 4.5
Hips/Lateral Movement 8 7.5
Physicality 6 6



Explanation of Player Grading System


Strengths

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.

Weaknesses

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.

Analysis

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.

Experience

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.
2006: n/a

Academics

Unknown major at Boise State.

Injuries

No history of injuries.


Career Stats
Year Tack Solo Asst Sack FF Int TD
2009 42 30 12 1 0 3 2
2008 35 26 9 0 0 5 0
2007 41 36 5 1 0 2 0
2006 41 33 8 0 1 1 0







Kick Return Stats
Year PR Yards TD FC Long KR Yards TD Long
2009 47 250 0 23 59 2 32 0 20
2008 37 470 3 4 90 0 0 0 0
2007 5 70 0 0 61 0 0 0 0
2006 1 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0



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Will Spencer

Will is the founder and President of Draft Breakdown & has been scouting draft prospects since 2002. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the USA Today Draft Preview Magazine, the official website of the Baltimore Ravens, Ravens Insider and The Orange and Brown Report. Will has previous playing experience as a defensive end in the AFA, is currently a member of the Football Writers Association of America and graduated from the SMWW Football Scouting course in 2009. See all posts by Will Spencer.