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Quincy Wilson, CB: A Quality Coverage Corner; Could He Land With A Division Rival?

Hogs Haven takes a look at 2017 Draft prospects that could contribute to the Redskins

NCAA Football: Tennessee at Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Quincy Wilson, CB
School: Florida | Conference: SEC
College Experience: Junior | Age: 21?
Height / Weight: 6-1 / 211 lbs
Projected Draft Status: 1st Round
NFL Comparison: Davon House

College Statistics

Player Overview

Quincy Wilson has some football pedigree. His dad Chad Wilson was a Miami Hurricanes cornerback in the early 90’s when Miami was still one of the top teams in the country. He got his son Quincy into football early and said he realized Quincy was going to be a "special” player when he was around 8 years old. He was right. Quincy Wilson was recruited by and received offers from virtually every major program in the country until he decided he wanted to be a Gator. His talent easily translated to the college level and he showed flashes of what he could be in his sophomore year playing behind Vernon Hargraves and Jalen Tabor. Hargraves, of course, was a first-round pick last year and was selected by the Buccaneers. Tabor and Wilson are looking to follow his footsteps in less than two weeks. Wilson took a step forward in a big way this past season and proved to be one of the top corners in the country. Wilson has great size and is a physical defender in coverage. He presses receivers off the line of scrimmage and is patient as he lets the route develop before he comes in to defend it. He is also aggressive in coverage and has produced a respectable number of turnovers and broken up passes and plays with great anticipation. I’d like for Wilson to play as physically in the running game and get more involved but for teams looking for immediate help and/or wanting a great coverage cornerback Wilson is your man.


  • Great size for the position and well built. Plays physically in coverage and will be a nuisance by pressing and bumping receivers.
  • Aggressive and competitive demeanor that shows up on tape. High effort player and takes catches made on him hard but has a short memory as well. Will take chances to try and create turnovers and break up plays.
  • Has good instincts and anticipation. Watches the QB while largely maintaining good coverage. Can plant and make his way back to the ball and has the recovery speed to make up ground.
  • Trusts himself and what he see’s and relies heavily on his fundamentals. No easily fooled by complex routes, play action, or trick plays. Stays with his assignment and does his job.


  • Not the most fluid athlete and looks labored to keep up with shiftier receivers.
  • With his size, I wish he had more pop behind his tackles. He doesn't square up and hit but rather just makes himself an indifferent obstruction.
  • Doesn't have great burst or acceleration and will labor to keep up with a speedster if they get a clean release off the line.

Let’s see his work:

How He Would Fit On The Redskins

Man there a ton of quality corners in this draft. I am a fan of Wilson and actually prefer him to Tabor because of his great instincts and anticipation skills and slightly better athleticism. I don’t think Wilson is in play at #17 but it's highly possible he’ll get drafted around the middle of the first round. I definitely wouldn’t mind if Wilson were selected as you know my mantra is you can never have too many good corners. The selection of a corner high in this draft at all would be a pick for next year and might be foreshadowing the departure of Breeland or Bruce and Jay could actually be interested in making that unit a top group in the NFL. Either way, I don’t think to add to that position hurts the team. I know some will disagree with me in favor of more immediate needs on defense. Wilson arguably is ready to jump into a starting role now and should provide reliable coverage defense to the team that drafts him and might make the highlight reel a couple times in his rookie season. I was thinking the only downside to having such a good corner group this year is that Dallas will surely be looking for around two starters at the position (they have brought in a ton of corner prospects including Wilson and Tabor for visits also keep an eye on the Eagles too) and they may get them.