New England Patriots logoNew England Patriots

New England Patriots 2012 Draft: Tavon Wilson Scouting Report

Wilson with a good coverage play
Wilson with a good coverage playEzra Shaw/Getty Images
Scott CarasikContributor IIApril 15, 2012

Tavon Wilson

Safety

University of Illinois

 

Combine Measurements

Height: 5’11-3/4”  

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 

Wilson does get beat though.
Wilson does get beat though.Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Vertical jump: 32.0"

Broad jump: 10'4"

 

Stats

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

 

Scouting Report

Strengths

Taking a bad angle.
Taking a bad angle.Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

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.

 

Weaknesses

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.

 

Overview

He’s a true project at safety. He is not likely to contribute past special teams early on and is a likely role player.

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Download
Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BleacherReport.com is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices