Player Bio: Tavon Wilson

Derek Havens
April 27, 2012 at 09:33pm ET

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Name: Tavon Wilson

Position: Safety

School: Illinois

Selected: Round 2, Pick 16

Height: 6 - 0

Weight: 205

Strengths:

- Tough, physical player that plays the run well.

- Versatile. Has played cornerback and safety.

- Reads and reacts quickly, better in zone coverage.

Weaknesses:

- Can be a liability in coverage.

- Mediocre tackler and must improve to play safety.

- Needs to clean up his backpedal

Analysis:

This is a head scratcher for many Patriots fans. For starters, Wilson was supposed to be a fifth round to even potential undrafted free agent player, not a second round selection. Obviously New England loves him, but I am certainly left wondering why the Pats couldn't have traded down to acquire the right "value" which they put such a high standard on.

In any case, a second round pick is expected to contribute right away, if not start. I would think Belichick has plans for Wilson to contribute early and he could add some Patrick Chung insurance.

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