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There is no questioning Wilson's impeccable physical credentials - he had the best vertical leap at the NFL combine at 41 inches and longest broad jump at 11 feet while also placing tied for third in the 20-yard shuttle (4.12 seconds), fourth in the 60-yard shuttle, tied for seventh in the 40-yard dash (4.59) and 10th in the 3-cone drill (7.09) as a two-sport athlete. The question facing Wilson is whether all that athletic ability can be harnessed into making him a skilled running back at the NFL level. He opted to leave Virginia Tech a year early after rushing for a school-record 1,709 yards in his lone season as a starter while scoring nine touchdowns and averaging 5.9 yards per carry as a junior, earning ACC offensive and overall player of the year honors. Wilson, who also had 22 receptions, matched the ACC single-season record of 10 100-yard games established by fellow Hokie Ryan Williams in 2009 and could be a work-in-progress as a kick returner after averaging 18.9 yards on 22 returns. The biggest issues for Wilson are his running style - it is unorthodox because of his track background - and also his impatience at the position. He tries to make a big play every down and has yet to consistently let a play develop and seek out a hole, instead preferring to use his athleticism. Despite this knock, Wilson has a very good chance to go late in the first round or early in the second. He is a stellar track athlete and finished sixth nationally in the triple jump this spring.