Tavon Wilson... What can you say. Wow didn't see that one coming.
The facts: Picked mid 2nd round. A reach in selection slot? Yes. A reach in talent? ...uknown.
BB, a master conducter in the draft concerto, where does BB's analysis diverge with the fan-boys? Rumors that SD and other teams liked the kid, some strong pro-day #'s, talk of late rising stock, etc, could all have contributed to a seemingly unneedingly early pick slot, and by definition a waste of draft resources.
Anyway, history shows when BB drafts a player like this early, he's looking for a four down player. So what's he's envisioning? Safety, for sure. How so? Big NIckle hybrid, most likely. Fill in DB as needed, yes. So that's mostly second downs, some thrird, some first. Special teams? Resounding yes. KOs, KRs, PR
's as Gunner, maybe some Jammer.
This of course assumes he has the skills to stick.
Usually, on this type of 'reach picks', I go check out the Youtube film and I come back saying wow this kid is good. BB is right! Well not this time. Check it out:
Patriots CB/S No. 3 Tavon Wilson vs Michigan 2011 - YouTube
BB gets a little testy when asked about the pick.
Tavon Wilson seems unique with no Combine and no all-star games. It seems unique and there were fewer opportunities to see him play.
"He played plenty. You can see him plenty at Illinois. You can see him against whoever you want to see him against: all the Big Ten schools, Arizona State, teams that throw the ball. He’s playing corner, he’s playing safety, he’s playing the inside positions, the nickel position, the dime position – Michigan State, they’re a good passing team; Michigan, they’re a spread out offense team. There’s a lot of passing in that conference, Northwestern, all those teams."
This guys progress will be interesing to watch. Without question he'll be a focus point here at Patsfans going forward.
With that all said, get your opinion in now, state your postion, you're gonna be held to it! What to you project for Mr Wilson?