Kyle Wilson, CB - Boise State
Pick made by LV Steelers Fan:
The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the 2010 offseason with numerous needs on the defensive side of the ball. Nose Tackle, MLB, Safety, and CB all were to be major Steelers needs, and O-Line wouldn't have hurt either. However, several offseason moves have significantly changed the Steelers' outlook. The re-signings of Ryan Clark and Casey Hampton, coupled with the acquisition of free agent Larry Foote, have reduced Pittsburgh's likely choices at pick #18 to CB and OL.
In our draft, Bryan Bulaga, Mike Iupati, and Bruce Campbell are all taken, leaving OT Trent Williams as the only remaining blue chip lineman. This would be the pick of most casual Steelers fans, but Willie Colon has developed into a decent tackle and Max Starks is locked up to a big deal for the next few years. Thus, Williams seems less likely to be the Steelers' choice than the man I am taking: CB Kyle Wilson out of Boise State.
Wilson is an aggressive corner whose great hips allow him to stay with a receiver and close in for the play. This can also be a liability, as he is vulnerable to double moves and significant coverage penalties. He is deceptively strong(25 reps at 225) considering his relatively modest stature(5'10", 190).
The William Gay experiment at CB failed miserably, and he simply cannot be used as more than a nickel corner. Deshea Townsend left in free agency, and second year men Joe Burnett and Keenan Lewis have not broken through yet. Simply put, the Steelers need a corner desperately if they want to get their defense back among the league's elite.
How would he impact the 2010 Steelers?
Wilson is likely not going to develop into an all pro, but could easily be a #2 corner opposite Ike Taylor in the Steelers defense, probably as soon as early in the 2010 sesason. Wilson is a student of the game, which should help him master Pittsburgh's complex defensive schemes and slip into the starting role quickly. His leadership skills and penchant for trash talk makes him a perfect fit for a Steelers defense that is in desperate need of a vocal presence.
If Wilson is taken #18 by the Ryan Clady by the Broncos in 2008., it would be the 1st CB taken in the first round by the Steelers since 1993, when Deon Figures was taken #23 overall. He will also be the 2nd first round draft pick ever from Boise St., with the other being OT
Wilson's Scouting Report from Mocking the Draft
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