2017 NFL DRAFT

Quincy Wilson, CB

School: Florida  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 211 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
62112

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.54--14 32-4.026.86
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.54--14 329'8"4.026.86

Player Overview

A two-year starter at Florida, Wilson was part of a deep cornerback depth chart for the Gators, but the coaches couldn't keep him off the field.

After sharing the starting duties as a sophomore, Wilson started all 13 games in 2016 as a junior, primarily at right cornerback, and finished second on the team in passes defended (nine) and interceptions (three) to earn Second Team All-SEC honors. He is a big athlete with several of the physical ingredients at the position that has NFL scouts optimistic, but he is more smooth than sudden and struggles to stick with wideouts at the top of routes, especially if he doesn't disrupt the route at the line of scrimmage. Although he has the ballskills and awareness to make impact plays in coverage, Wilson often takes too many chances, leading to mistakes and receivers gaining easy separation. He also has the size and toughness to be a reliable run defender, but his streaky tackling mechanics allowed offenses to run at him with success. While there is plenty to like about him as a cornerback prospect, Wilson has the skill-set that might be better suited at safety.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Looks the part with a well-built, long frame. Balanced athlete with the smooth turn-and-run skills to stay within arm length of receivers. Has enough speed to stay on top of wideouts when he correctly anticipates the route. Looks to get physical in press coverage with violent hands, but also stays controlled with his jabs. Fearless run defender and drives on the ball while keeping outside leverage. Uses his long arms to take away passing lanes with NFL ballskills to do wide receiver-like things at the catch point. Carries himself with supreme confidence and a short memory. Cornerback bloodlines - father (Chad) played cornerback for Miami (Fla.) from 1992-94 and coached defensive backs at University.

WEAKNESSES: Doesn't play with ideal suddenness for the NFL. Has the initial acceleration to stick with receivers, but his speed trails off. Inconsistent, lazy technique in his pedal, making it easy on savvy receivers to gain separation at the stem. Undisciplined eyes and late to adjust and drive on routes. Poor timing in coverage and caught leaning, lacking explosive hips or recovery burst. Too much contact downfield and will make it easy on officials to throw flags. Inconsistent tackling mechanics and is often caught on his heels or goes too low on tackle attempts, not finishing through the body of his target. Needs to control his emotions on the field, drawing a personal foul penalty against Tennessee (Sept. 2016).

--Dane Brugler (1/4/17)

 
 
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