As I mentioned earlier today, the Eagles are definitely in the market for a young talented cornerback after trading Sheldon Brown. Kyle Wilson could very well be the man for the job. Out of Boise State, Wilson stands at 5-10 186 pounds and is rated by Mel Kiper as the fourth best available cornerback. In his college career, Wilson recorded 159 tackles with a forced fumble and 11 interceptions.
At the NFL Combine, Wilson was one of the few cornerbacks to participate in the bench press but put up an impressive 25 reps. Wilson must have wanted to participate in this event to show teams just how strong he is. He also has great speed and has been clocked in the 40-yard dash at 4.32. In his senior season at Boise State, Wilson helped lead his team to a Fiesta Bowl win and cap off a perfect season.
Wilson played for a rising Boise State program and doesn’t get the type of hype other players at “big schools” get; however, he is extremely talented. Without knowing a whole lot about him, I’m very impressed after reading a number of reports.
Todd McShay has the Eagles drafting Wilson in the latest mock draft while Kiper has him going 20th overall, so it looks like Wilson will be drafted right around where the Eagles are scheduled to pick. I think Wilson would be a great addition to the Eagles. He doesn’t have the greatest size but is right about where all the other top prospects rank in terms of size. However, he has shown everyone that he has tons of power. Not only that, he has the ability to come in and also be a return man with his great speed.