November 10, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Kansas State Wildcats quarterback Collin Klein (7), fullback Braden Wilson (37) and fullback Ben Kall (36) after beating the TCU Horned Frogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Kansas State won beating TCU 23-10. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs 2013 NFL Draft Grades: Braden Wilson


The Kansas City Chiefs selected Kansas State FB Braden Wilson with their second pick in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Here is what National Football Post had to say about Wilson:

STRENGTHS – Wilson is a solid athlete that flashes good foot quickness and solid straight-line speed for a back his size. He displays the ability to change directions fluidly, which helps him adjust to moving targets in space. As a pass blocker he is willing to step up and meet his man at the POA and can block with solid base, leverage and punch at the POA. He has extensive experience on special teams, and will be able to help on these units immediately.

WEAKNESSES – When lead blocking, Wilson does not display the same base and leverage that he flashes as a pass blocker, consequently resulting in him engaging his man too upright. This causes his to get tied up at the POA, and he struggles to get the movement off the LOS needed to open big holes for his RB. While he flashes the ability to change directions fluidly, he tends to get his weight too far forward in space and fall off blocks early. At Kansas State, Wilson was rarely used as a ball carrier or receiver out of the backfield.

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  • Michael Shaw

    I think this is nothing more than a local homer pick!!!

  • Brandon

    I think you didn’t watch any K-State football games this last year. Wilson was one of the reason’s KSU had an awesome running game. Look at the film. You’ll think twice about this kid.