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Barring a miraculous slide to the 10th spot by Ndamukong Suh, Gerald McCoy, Sam Bradford or Eric Berry, the Jaguars could very likely be interested in trading away their top 10 pick for more picks later in the draft. Considering the depth of the 2010 draft class and the small difference in value in the top half of the first round compared to the back half, the idea is one that I would completely agree with. The Jaguars have revealed some players that they may be targeting in the event that they do trade down to the back half of the first round. Cornerback Kyle Wilson could potentially be one of those players as the Jaguars were reportedly one of the teams at the Boise State pro day and have also reportedly scheduled a visit with Wilson.Wilson caught the attention of some people at the Senior Bowl when he c ame in a personalized bus with his picture on the side. If you make a statement like that about yourself, you better be able to back it up with your play and he didn't disappoint during his week in Mobile. At the end of his week of practice, the National Football Post had this to say of his performance,
"Wilson continues to shine, showcasing impressive physicality off the line in press (coverage) while maintaining his balance and quickly closing on the football," according to National Football Post. "Looks like the nation’s top senior corner."
His strong performance at the Senior Bowl coupled with a strong showing at the combine and his pro day have elevated his already lofty draft stock. At the combine, Wilson blew away the cornerback field in the bench press posting 25 reps; 5 more than Brian Jackson who finished second among cornerbacks with 20 reps. At his pro day, Wilson ran a 4.43 40 that would've ranked as the best time among cornerbacks at the combine.
One question about Wilson has been his hands, but he helped to erase those doubts at his pro day, catching all but one ball thrown his direction.
The possibility that Kyle Wilson may even be the highest cornerback on many teams' boards over Joe Haden has been presented as a possibility. The difference in value between the two is slim and if the Jaguars were to trade down and draft Wilson would they really be losing out on the value of the 10th pick? I'm inclined to think they wouldn't be.
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Kyle Wilson: By The Numbers
Position 1: Cornerback
Position 2: Kick Returner
|Class: Senior||Age: 22|
Projected Round: 1st
2009 2nd Team AP All-American
2009, 2008 1st Team All-WAC
2007 2nd Team All-WAC
According to the Experts
Read & React: Good anticipatory and reaction skills. Has the agility to mirror the receiver's breaks and likes to sneak a peek at the quarterback in an attempt to get a break on the ball.
Man Coverage: Good straight-line speed and the agility to stick with receivers throughout a route. Smooth hip turn. Doesn't lose speed in his transition. Competitive, but can be beaten by bigger, more physical receivers. Very good ball skills.
Zone Coverage: Has a low, tight backpedal. Good speed to maintain cushion. Quick feet to change direction efficiently and locates the ball quickly with a closing burst.
Closing/Recovery: Aggressive defender who will bait the quarterback in zone coverage and can break on the ball quickly to make the interception. Times leaps well and can snatch the pass outside of his frame. Can make the first defender miss as a returner and is an elusive runner with good vision. Sets up his blocks well and has the burst to squeeze through gaps and the breakaway speed to go the distance.
Run Support: Plays with a cover corner mentality and rarely involves himself in run support. Has only averaged seven solo tackles a season in three years as a starter, despite posting 117 total tackles through his junior season. Flashes physicality as a hitter, but is typically more of a duck-and-swipe tackler. Has taken advantage of unsuspecting and defenseless receivers catching passes over the middle.
Tackling: Duck-and-swipe tackler who prefers not to get involved in run support. Takes too long to get past the receiver's block and rarely attacks the line of scrimmage.
Intangibles: Can be antagonistic on the field and has a tendency to play through the whistle. Reportedly had a spectacular offseason in the weight room and on the practice field prior to the 2009 season. Re-dedicated himself and was characterized by the coaching staff as developing into more of a leader. Surprised many when signing with Boise State after starring at powerhouse Piscataway High School in New Jersey. Led Piscataway to three consecutive state championships, earning MVP honors of the state championship game as a junior and senior.
Great in run support and finds a way to get in on the play. Good man to man skills - flexible hips with agility to stay with receiver throughout the route - good hand technique. Has excellent punt return ability with pro-speed and elusiveness. Has had positive practices at Senior Bowl with excellent performance in pass coverage drills.
Lacks ideal size and has trouble with the large WRs - will need additional mass to jam at the line. Must improve coverage decisions as he sometimes will 'take the fake' because of his run support instincts. Has dropped some easy picks, but when he makes the pick can take it to the house (2 returned for TDs in 2009).
Would you like the Jaguars drafting Kyle Wilson?
Yes. The Jaguars could even take him at 10. (40 votes)
Yes. But only if the Jaguars trade down. (115 votes)
No. He's not worth a first round pick. (25 votes)
180 total votes