The Giants may have surprised a few people when they selected Virginia Tech RB, David Wilson in the first round. Wilson, a 5’9″, 200 pound running back, compiled over 1,700 yards for the Hokies last season. Of his 1,700 yards, 1,000 of those yards came after contact, the largest amount in college football. Wilson impressed the Giants by running a 4.49, 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. Known and respected by many for gregarious demeanor at Virigina Tech, the Giants were impressed by his selflessness and professional attitude. Finally, Wilson can do backflips. Yes, he can do 13 more backflips than I have my entire life. It’ll be fun to see him square off against Jason Pierre-Paul in training camp.

Wilson’s arrival will help fill the void left by the departed Brandon Jacobs. Wilson will compete with DJ Ware, Da’Rel Scott, and other for reps behind Ahmad Bradshaw. Wilson may also play on special teams.

Overall, Wilson is a very intriguing prospect. He’s very explosive in the open field and he’s a tough running back. For the Giants to select him in the first round means they have very high hopes for him. I can’t wait to see him in action this fall.