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#4
David Wilson
Carries Yards TD
290 1709 9
Team: Virginia Tech HokiesHeight: 5-10 Born:
Position: RBWeight: 201 Hometown: Danville, VA
Class-Eligibility: Jr-Jr


Scouting Report
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.

Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2009 VaTech  12 59 334 5.7 4 0 0 - 0
2010 VaTech  13 113 619 5.5 5 15 234 15.6 4
2011 VaTech  14 290 1709 5.9 9 22 129 5.9 1
Career   39 462 2662 5.8 18 37 363 9.8 5

Career Returning Stats

Year Team G Punt Returns Yds Avg TDs Kick Returns Yds Avg TDs
2009 VaTech  12 0 0 - 0 17 325 19.1 0
2010 VaTech  13 0 0 - 0 22 584 26.5 2
2011 VaTech  14 0 0 - 0 22 415 18.9 0
Career   39 0 0 - 0 61 1324 21.7 2

Offensive Logs

  Passing Rushing Receiving
Date Opp Cmp Att Yds Pct TDs Int Long Car Yds Avg TDs Long Rec Yds Avg TDs Long
9/3/2011 App 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 16 162 10.1 3 48 0 0 - 0 -
9/10/2011 @ ECU 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 25 137 5.5 0 39 1 4 4.0 0 4
9/17/2011 ArkSt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 20 85 4.3 1 21 2 7 3.5 0 9
9/24/2011 @ Marsh 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 26 132 5.1 1 28 2 11 5.5 0 6
10/1/2011 Clem 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 20 123 6.2 0 19 2 21 10.5 0 15
10/8/2011 Mia-Fl 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 23 128 5.6 0 18 4 25 6.3 1 9
10/15/2011 @ Wake 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 17 136 8.0 1 57 1 12 12.0 0 12
10/22/2011 BC 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 17 134 7.9 1 42 3 16 5.3 0 9
10/29/2011 @ Duke 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 23 148 6.4 0 39 1 3 3.0 0 3
11/10/2011 @ GaTech 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 23 175 7.6 0 44 0 0 - 0 -
11/17/2011 UNC 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 21 82 3.9 0 33 1 8 8.0 0 8
11/26/2011 @ UVa 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 24 153 6.4 2 38 1 5 5.0 0 5
12/3/2011 @ Clem 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 11 32 2.9 0 11 3 14 4.7 0 11
1/3/2012 Mich 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 24 82 3.4 0 32 1 3 3.0 0 3