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Guys We Profiled who went in First Round:: Virginia Tech RB David Wilson

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NFL Mocks breaks down Wilson’s game into pros and cons:

"Pros–Speed, speed, and more speed…Runs with more power than you would expect. Really has a lot of confidence in himself, is extremely productive… Talks the talk, but walks the walk. Well-liked by teammates…good vision, better size than a lot of speed backs…Return ability…breaks arm tackles…excellent in the screen game Cons–Can he handle an NFL work load at just about 200 pounds? Will he be Chris Johnson or Felix Jones? Jahvid Best? Hasn’t had as much success running between tackles as he is on the outside…Hokies Running backs haven’t had a ton of success at the N.F.L. level. Why? Good question…doesn’t set up blocks particularly well…can he block blitzes well? Player comparison--Jahvid Best, Lions"

The thing that jumps out with Wilson is his ability to contribute in a multitude of ways. He can run the ball effectively against any defense if given proper blocking, as well as working as a pass-catching threat out of the backfield, and he could be the Bengals kickoff returner, given the teams’ need for a consistent return man. OC Jay Gruden expressed his desire to have a 3-RB system inCincinnati, and Wilson’s versatility would provide opportunities to contribute in a number of ways. If Wilson is sitting on the board when the Bengals pick in the second-round, he’ll get strong consideration.

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