David Wilson
David Wilson
28-Year-Old Running BackRB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Waived by the Giants in August of 2014.
RBNew York Giants
February 11, 2015
The Giants have waived Wilson, nj.com reports.
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Wilson, the Giants' 2012 first-round draft pick, saw his once-promising NFL career derailed by injuries and he's called it a career at the age of 23. Wilson thus finishes up his abbreviated stint with the Giants with 115 carries for 504 yards and five touchdowns, to go along with six receptions for 42 yards and a score.
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Height
5' 9"
 
Weight
205 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.49 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.12 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.09 sec
 
Vertical Jump
41.0 in
 
Broad Jump
132 in
 
Hand Length
9.38 in
 
Arm Length
30.25 in
 
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2012
Out for the year with a neck injury that is thought to be career-ending.
After last year's first-round pick fumbled on his second pro carry, the Giants limited Wilson to kick returns for most of the season. But when Andre Brown went on IR and Ahmad Bradshaw also went down, they got a glimpse of Wilson's explosive ability from the backfield. Despite seeing only 71 carries, Wilson's five rushes of 20-plus yards led Giants running backs even as Brown and Bradshaw averaged an impressive 5.3 and 4.6 YPC, respectively, running behind one of the league’s better run-blocking lines. With Bradshaw no longer on the team and Brown injured again, Wilson has a golden opportunity to lead the team's backfield out of the gate. Armed with dynamic acceleration, deceptive strength and open-field elusiveness, Wilson has the tools to post a big second-year campaign, especially given that Brown is sidelined indefinitely with a fractured leg he suffered in the Giants' preseason finale.
Wilson busted out after a couple of nondescript seasons at Virginia Tech, Wilson busted out as a junior last year, rushing for 1,709 yards with nine touchdowns while getting 5.9 YPC. The former track star is extremely athletic, and he led all of college football in yards after contact last season. He had fumbling issues, and durability is also a concern, but the Giants let Brandon Jacobs leave via free agency, and it’s hard to argue with GM Jerry Reese’s track record when it comes to the draft. Taken in the first round, Wilson is expected to open 2012 behind Ahmad Bradshaw on the depth chart, but he’s a flier with plenty of upside.
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David Wilson: Waived/Injured By Giants On Monday
RBFree Agent
Spine
August 4, 2014
Wilson was waived/injured by the Giants on Monday, Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports.
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RBNew York Giants
Spine
August 4, 2014
Wilson (neck) will be placed on IR by the Giants after being advised by doctors not to play football again, the team's official site reports.
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David Wilson: (Neck) Ruled Out for Upcoming Season
RBNew York Giants
Spine
August 4, 2014
Wilson (neck) has been ruled out for the upcoming season after a meeting Monday with Dr. Frank Camissa, who performed the running back's spinal fusion surgery in January, produced fear that Wilson's latest neck injury could be career threatening, ESPN reports.
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RBNew York Giants
Spine
July 31, 2014
Though Wilson (neck) expressed optimism with regard to his neck injury Wednesday night, the Star-Ledger suggests that running back may be a long shot to return to the field.
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RBNew York Giants
Spine
July 30, 2014
Wilson (neck) tweeted that "everything turned out to be fine" and that he could see the field again after his five-day rest period and subsequent examination, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
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