David Wilson, RB, Giants
|RB - #59||163.08||NYG||Questionable||3 years||23||5'9||205||@4stillRunning|
2014 Outlook: Bye Week Fill-inLast updated on Jul-15-2014 by Rob Warner
Neck surgery limited the 2012 first round pick from Virginia Tech to just five games last season. Though, Wilson showed flashes in his rookie season, finishing with 71 carries for 358 yards (impressive 5.0 yards per carry). The injury concerns, ball security issues and a crowded backfield all keep Wilson as nothing more than a late-round flier with a lot to prove. He is expected to play a change-of-pace role (behind Rashad Jennings) provided he gets medical clearance. He is being drafted in Round 14 of 12-team league drafts (157.25 ADP).
Editor's note: FFToolbox thought 2013 was going to be a breakout season for Wilson. it never came to pass. If the stars align with his health and workload, Wilson can be a productive backup behind Jennings.
Giants running back David Wilson underwent a battery of tests last night after suffering a neck burner during Tuesday's practice. He'll have more tests done on Aug. 4 and won't practice until then at the earliest. Next week's tests will be performed by Dr. Frank Cammisa, who also performed Wilson's spinal fusion surgery during the offseason.
According to Conor Orr of the Newark Star-Ledger, Wilson is optimistic about his situation and even sent some encouraging text messages to a teammates after completing his tests last night.
Dr. Robert Watkins, who has worked with Wilson in the past, told Orr that a burner is "a compression of the nerve going out to your arm ... most of the time, it's transitory and goes away."
And so we wait. Rashad Jennings would benefit most if anything kept Wilson out of game action for a big chunk of time. The Giants have a few other running backs to chip in -- rookie Andre Williams, Peyton Hillis, Michael Cox -- but none of them are as naturally talented as Wilson or possess his tremendous quickness. He would be the perfect complement to Jennings' powerful style. If Wilson's absence runs into the regular season, that will probably mean a few more touches for Jennings while Williams vultures some goal-line carries. Jennings should be viewed as a solid RB2 until Wilson returns.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors7/30 - Giants RB David Wilson to be examined by neck surgeon, out for the week
7/29 - Giants RB David Wilson suffers setback
7/22 - Giants might use 3-man rotation in backfield, including rookie RB Andre Williams
7/21 - Giants RB David WIlson 'cleared for everything'
7/17 - Giants expect RB David Wilson to be medically cleared and ready to go
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2013 Mock Draft Results
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
|3.01||FFToolbox - Jeb Gorham - The elite wide outs were gone at this point. I was hoping Jimmy Graham might slip to this pick, but he did not. Wilson has had his issues with possession, etc. but he has the potential to be a stud RB in the league. I like his speed and it appears he is going to get the chance to show his worth. I am betting that he has a solid season and he would be a nice RB 2 with AP.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
|2.12||FFToolbox - David Wilson is our FFToolbox Breakout Player of the Year. While his ADP suggests he's a 3rd round option, we feel come September his ADP will be somewhere mid round 2. Being on the turn requires that you "go get" your guys that won't make it back to me.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
|3.06||DynastyLeague Football - I knew coming into the draft I wanted to get as many quality RBs as I could in the first four rounds. While I'm lower on David Wilson than most, I couldn't let him slide any lower. He has big time potential as long as he's corrected his ball security and pass protection issues.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
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