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Tavon Wilson

Tavon Wilson - #3 - FS-CB

Height: 5-11 3/4
Weight: 205
Speed: 4.53
Arm: 31 5/8
Hand: 9
Wingspan: 75 1/8
Birthdate: 03/19/1990
Hometown: Washington, DC
Grade: 5.12

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/06/2012 Illinois Pro Day 5-11 3/4 205 9 31 5/8 75 1/8 4.53 17 10'4" 32 4.16 11.77 7.04
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-0 203 8 7/8 33 7/8 76 1/2 4.55

 

Notes:

First name is pronounced “TAY-von.” Also played wide receiver as a Washington D.C. area prep. Played in all 12 games (one start vs. Northwestern) as a true freshman in 2008, posting 11 tackles, one pass breakup and zero interceptions with half a tackle for loss. Moved into the starting lineup in ’09 and recorded 74-7-1 with 3 1/2 tackles for loss in 12 games (11 starts) at cornerback. After a rash of injuries, he moved to strong safety for the ’10 season and responded with 48-8-1 with two tackles for loss in 13 starts. Moved back to cornerback for the ’11 campaign, where he registered 81-6-1 with 6 1/2 tackles for loss, one sack and one forced fumble in 13 starts — 12 at CB and one (Wisconsin) when he played strong safety and wore jersey No. 9 in tribute to teammate Trulon Henry, who was shot a week prior. Team captain was a 21-year-old senior.

Summary:

Athletic and well-proportioned, Wilson is a physically and mentally tough defensive back who has played corner and free safety, though his movement skills are more smooth than sudden. At his best in zone where he can keep plays in front of him. Reads and reacts quickly, drops downhill under control and is physical filling in run support. Average pedal speed and transitional quickness, as he lacks range and recovery burst off the hash and does not make impact plays on the ball. Needs to get stronger as a tackler.


Tavon Wilson's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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