A fast-paced first round of the 2012 NFL draft came to an end with the Super Bowl champion New York Giants selecting Virginia Tech running back David Wilson.
Giants G.M. Jerry Reese has a well-earned reputation for building the Giants’ roster through the draft, and Wilson appears to be just the right kind of pick: He fills a need that was created by the departure of running back Brandon Jacobs in free agency, and although Wilson is much smaller than Jacobs, he’s a powerful runner who breaks tackles in addition to having good speed.
Wilson has some deficiencies in the passing game and probably won’t see much action on passing downs, but he’s a good short yardage runner and will make a difference in the Giants’ offense.
And with that, Day One of the draft is in the books. With six rounds to go, PFT will continue to be your place for non-stop NFL draft news.