Kyle Wilson Is the Only Jet Who Doesn't Mind Darrelle Revis' Holdout
Believe it or not (which you won't), but there might be one single player that doesn't mind Darrell Revis holding out. That one player is the Jets first round draft pick Kyle Wilson, who played at Boise St and just like his school, was overlooked.
While the only other team that truly considered Wilson was the Cleveland Browns with the seventh overall pick and decided to pick against Wilson to take the other top corner in Joe Haden, the Jets have to thank the Browns for many things.
First the Browns trade their top pick in last year's draft to the Jets and the Jets wind up with their franchise quarterback Mark Sanchez. Then, during the season, the Jets trade for disgruntled former Browns wide receiver Braylon Edwards. And now, Wilson falls to them.
Wilson is no joke. In his four-year career at Boise St he had 159 career tackles, 11 interceptions and only one fumble forced.
For a player who has been overlooked his entire life, he finds himself in another sticky situation—complying with Darrell Revis' holdout.
While the whole draft plan for Wilson was to make him the nickle back in the Rex Ryan defense that was tops in the NFL last year, if Revis misses any games, the Jets will roll with Wilson and Antonio Cromartie. And that's not a bad duo to roll with.
Cromartie, 26, is just entering his prime and looks for a new beginning with the J-E-T-S. Now I know that Darrell Revis is irreplaceable—you can't take anything away from his uncoachable talent. There is not another player like Revis and the Jets should pay him. With all due respect to Oakland's Nnamdi Asomugha, Revis is one of a kind.
The Jets will definitely have a different look if Revis is on his own island awaiting his new contract, but the purpose of this article is to let the average fan know that the Jets got a steal in Kyle Wilson and he will be a valuable asset to their team no matter what the situation is.
While this might be another article that will have people calling me crazy, the message trying to be sent is that if Revis' holdout continues into the regular season, the Jets won't have to look very far for corner depth. Who's island is it now?
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