As all New York Jets players find out, they all have to take flight. This season is the season Kyle Wilson will take flight. In each of his first three seasons with the Jets he has proven to be an improved tackler by increasing his total, solo and assisted tackles in each season. Being the understudy of Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie definitely has something to do with his increase in production.
In the Jets’ defense, they like to be able to have strong man to man coverage. With the possibility of Revis leaving, Wilson will automatically step in as the number two guy behind Cromartie on the cornerback depth chart. Being drafted 29th overall in the 2010 NFL draft, he is built for prime time. Wilson will have the task of bringing that same shutdown ability he had at Boise State. I will be tuning in all season to see Wilson take flight, and it will all be in high definition too.
When Wilson was drafted by the Jets, I was excited from watching him all season in college football on what he could do on the football field. I was glad I was going to get a front row seat to see how he will develop as an NFL player. So no pressure Kyle, but like Tupac Shakur said, “All Eyez On Me” and the eyes will be on you this season. Good Luck!