The defensive backs are getting set to participate in the field drills and events at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis on Tuesday March 5, but before they even take the field, Boise State cornerback Kyle Wilson already has many scouts and coaches talking.
Wilson is regarded by many draft experts as the No. 2 ranked cornerback in the 2010 draft class behind Florida cornerback Joe Haden, who is predicted as a top 10 pick.
There are some mock drafts that have Wilson going as high as the mid-to-late first round while others have him in the second round.
A four-year stater for the Broncos, Wilson had 159 total tackles (125 solo), two sacks, one forced fumble, and 11 interceptions with two returned for touchdowns in 2009, and he returned three kicks for touchdowns in 2008.
Wilson has been clocked in the 40-yard dash as low as 4.32, but he will most likely run somewhere in the 4.4's in the turf in Indy, but that will not hurt his draft stock, it will only increase it.
When Wilson's name was called to test his strength on the bench-press, he amazed onlookers when he lifted the bar 25 times, and only Oklahoma State safety Lucien Antoine had more reps with 28 for all defensive backs who made an attempt.
Standing at an official height of 5' 10" and 194 pounds, Wilson is a good size to compete at the NFL level, and his abilities may translate to him becoming an instant starter on the opening day of the regular season in 2010.
Wilson's stock has been on the rise lately, and look for it to improve even more after he and all the other defensive backs workout on Tuesday.
(Daniel Wolf is exclusively covering the NFL Scouting Combine for Bleacher Report.)
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