New England Patriots 2012 Draft: Tavon Wilson Scouting Report
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University of Illinois
Weight: 205 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.52 seconds
20-yard split: 2.56 seconds
10 yard split: 1.60 seconds
20 yard shuttle: 4.16 seconds
Three-cone drill: 7.04 seconds
Bench press: 17 reps
Vertical jump: 32.0"
Broad jump: 10'4"
2008: 11 games, 0 games started, 11 tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss, 1 pass break-up
2009: 12 games, 12 games started, 74 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 7 pass break-ups, 1 interception
2010: 13 games, 13 games started, 48 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 8 pass break-ups, 1 interception
2011: 13 games, 13 games started, 81 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, 6 pass break-ups, 1 interception, 1 forced fumble, 1 sack, 2 fumbles recovered, 1 touchdown
Wilson has an excellent athletic ability and can fly around the field. He also has an ideal build for a safety at 6’0”, 205 pounds and can attack a player and create fumbles with his hits. He’s a smart leader as well and is known as a hard-working player.
His best part of his game is his special teams' abilities. He is an instant gunner for whoever drafts him and can still contribute as a depth safety. Also, he has an excellent blitz ability.
He isn’t the most fluid athlete and has issues with coverage. He doesn’t have the best hips and isn’t the most instinctive player, either. He also has issues wrapping up his tackles and doesn’t always take the best angles.
He’s a true project at safety. He is not likely to contribute past special teams early on and is a likely role player.
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