NY Giants Draft RB David Wilson from Virginia Tech
Wilson, an athletic, fast running back out of Virginia Tech was highly regarded by Jerry Reese and the organization. The only RB New York had ahead of Wilson was Trent Richardson out of Alabama.
Some fans found the pick surprising and were not very happy about it but who are we to argue or to doubt Jerry Reese who has a proven track record with draft picks. The drafting of Jason Pierre-Paul was highly criticized by some fans and so called draft experts and now JPP stands as one of the best defensive players in the NFL.
David Wilson stands 5'10" and weighs 205 pounds, he gained some popularity recently after posting a YouTube video where he does backflips pretty effortlessly. We will be posting the videos shortly. This kid is a heck of an athlete and will fill a void with the departure of Brandon Jacobs. I am a huge fan of Ahmad Bradshaw and I believe he still has plenty left in the tank but he needs another talented running back to take the load off a bit. Bradshaw is also injury prone.
This young man still has much to learn and adjust to in the NFL but what a great situation for a young player who will backup an excellent running back and team player like Bradshaw. Learning from Ahmad and not being asked to be the main man in a team who is coming off a Super Bowl Championship season is an ideal situation. The Giants possess and explosive offense and this pick just makes them that much stronger and deeper for years to come. Tom Coughlin was quick to show his enthusiasm over the selection and also made sure to point out that he still will be a work in process when he said:
Needs some work in some of the other areas, pass protection and that kind of thing, as do a lot of these young guys. And also the question comes up about ball security and we'll remind him of that right away.
There were more popular players on the board which were considered safer picks at 32 but New York remains true to it's draft motto which is selecting the best player available on their board. Once again Reese doesn't go with the expected pick but as in previous drafts he may have found another gem!