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Draft Status: Second-round pick
2012 Stats: 41 tackles, 4 interceptions, 6 passes defensed
Wilson showed a lot of promise as a rookie but also had a couple mental lapses that resulted in some huge passes down the field.
Wilson seemed to eventually settle into his role in the sub-defense though, being favored over veteran safety Patrick Chung as the fifth defensive back.
The former Fighting Illini is a good athlete with ideal size for the position (6'0'', 210 lbs).
Many Patriots followers, including myself, have been pretty dead set on the Patriots bringing in safety help this offseason, but if Wilson continues to develop, he may be the man for the job.
2013 Outlook: At worst, Wilson will continue to play in nickel and dime packages, but has a real chance to crack the starting lineup as the strong safety alongside free safety Devin McCourty.