Quincy Wilson – CB – Florida
While I’m open to the idea of the Chiefs entering the season with Steven Nelson and Terrance Mitchell filling out the cornerback rotation along with star corner Marcus Peters, it is definitely a position that the Chiefs could look to upgrade. I watched a lot of corners over the past month. I was actually hoping to find a guy that I loved that would be available in the middle rounds, but after watching Quincy Wilson none of the mid round guys held up.
Wilson has good size for the position at 6-foot-1 and 211 pounds. He loves getting physical with wideouts and while his press technique needs work I think he’d be fantastic in the Chiefs press man system. Wilson also just seems like he has the attitude to be a press man corner that is often alone on an island. He is highly competitive and plays with a chip on his shoulder. I think pairing him and Marcus Peters up would give opposing wideouts nightmares both because of their play and because they’d know both KC corners would be in their face all game long. When I watched him play the best way I can describe it is he’s the guy you love when he’s on your team and can’t stand when he’s on the opposing team.
If you’re still not sold on Wilson here are some numbers from Pro Football Focus that may sell you on him. Last season Wilson only gave up a reception every 22.6 snaps in coverage. That was good for fourth best in all of college football. Opposing quarterbacks had a QB Rating of just 29.9 when throwing at him. Basically, quarterbacks couldn’t beat him and eventually just quit trying.
In other draft classes Wilson might have been a sure first rounder (its still possible) but because this corner class is so deep its possible that the Chiefs could land Wilson in the second round. That would be an absolute steal in my opinion and if they get a chance I would love to see them pair Quincy Wilson with Marcus Peters.
Now let’s find some guys that can help the Chiefs stuff the run.