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Old 04-01-2015, 02:53 PM   #21
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Cornerback Kyle Wilson has become a symbol of the bad drafting by the last Jets regime and the perceived penny-pinching of the current one.

Glaring miscues this preseason haven't helped, nor has the former first-round pick's inability to seize a starting role in a secondary riddled with injuries. (Dexter McDougle is out for the year with a torn knee ligament, Dee Milliner may miss the Sept. 7 opener with a high-ankle sprain, and Dimitri Patterson is currently suspended after an unauthorized absence from the team.)

But the truth lies in the middle—of the field, that is. Wilson is the reigning king of the slot cornerbacks, the ones who cover wide receivers between the hashmarks.

Last year, Wilson led all slot cornerbacks by allowing just one reception every 11.63 snaps in slot coverage (24 receptions for 279 coverage snaps). And he allowed only 221 yards on those catches, or 0.79 yards per coverage snap, according to ProFootballFocus.

So if Wilson never moves to the outside as a starter, it doesn't necessarily mean he's not good enough. It may mean that he's just too good at his more specialized role.

And it's an increasingly important role. Last year, a record 66% of offensive snaps across the NFL featured three or more wide receivers, thus requiring the presence of slot cornerbacks like Wilson. (As recently as 2005, only 40% of offensive snaps required a slot cornerback, according to Stats, LLC.) Four of the Jets' early opponents this season—Green Bay, Detroit, San Diego and Denver—used three or more receivers on more than 75% of snaps last season, so Wilson should be in high demand early in the season.

The reasonable question is: Why not have Wilson use his cover skills on the outside when opponents don't use a slot receiver, and move him inside when they do? The reasonable answer: Wilson would likely be at a disadvantage in facing a wide receiver who had just been resting on the sidelines while Wilson was chasing outside receivers on the previous down.

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Old 04-01-2015, 03:06 PM   #23
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Hope Delvin Breaux or SJB win the slot position. If not we are in trouble.
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Aug. 29, 2014 10:25 p.m. ET

Cornerback Kyle Wilson has become a symbol of the bad drafting by the last Jets regime and the perceived penny-pinching of the current one.

Glaring miscues this preseason haven't helped, nor has the former first-round pick's inability to seize a starting role in a secondary riddled with injuries. (Dexter McDougle is out for the year with a torn knee ligament, Dee Milliner may miss the Sept. 7 opener with a high-ankle sprain, and Dimitri Patterson is currently suspended after an unauthorized absence from the team.)

But the truth lies in the middle—of the field, that is. Wilson is the reigning king of the slot cornerbacks, the ones who cover wide receivers between the hashmarks.

Last year, Wilson led all slot cornerbacks by allowing just one reception every 11.63 snaps in slot coverage (24 receptions for 279 coverage snaps). And he allowed only 221 yards on those catches, or 0.79 yards per coverage snap, according to ProFootballFocus.

So if Wilson never moves to the outside as a starter, it doesn't necessarily mean he's not good enough. It may mean that he's just too good at his more specialized role.

And it's an increasingly important role. Last year, a record 66% of offensive snaps across the NFL featured three or more wide receivers, thus requiring the presence of slot cornerbacks like Wilson. (As recently as 2005, only 40% of offensive snaps required a slot cornerback, according to Stats, LLC.) Four of the Jets' early opponents this season—Green Bay, Detroit, San Diego and Denver—used three or more receivers on more than 75% of snaps last season, so Wilson should be in high demand early in the season.

The reasonable question is: Why not have Wilson use his cover skills on the outside when opponents don't use a slot receiver, and move him inside when they do? The reasonable answer: Wilson would likely be at a disadvantage in facing a wide receiver who had just been resting on the sidelines while Wilson was chasing outside receivers on the previous down.

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Old 04-01-2015, 03:09 PM   #25
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Yep guys.

It should be forum practice to provide urls to stories and at least a few words if not all of that story.

Back to business:
Saints signed CB Kyle Wilson, formerly of the Jets, to a one-year contract.
Saints signed CB Kyle Wilson, formerly of the Jets, to a one-year contract.
Wilson was the 29th overall pick in the 2010 draft by the Jets. He was an unmitigated disaster in New York and saw his snaps cut back last season even with the Jets desperate for capable corners. Wilson is a slot corner-only at 5-foot-10 and 190 pounds. He'll compete for a roster spot in New Orleans. Apr 1 - 11:26 AM
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Yep guys.

It should be forum practice to provide urls to stories and at least a few words if not all of that story.

Back to business:
Saints signed CB Kyle Wilson, formerly of the Jets, to a one-year contract.
It is, actually. Thanks much for posting, UK. Most of us members know better...

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Old 04-01-2015, 04:06 PM   #27
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Replacing the 32nd overall pick in the 2010 draft with the 29th is kind of an upgrade I guess!
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He's the nickel corner at best, calm down
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Old 04-01-2015, 05:05 PM   #29
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A fresh start might be what he need, time will tell


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STRENGTHS Wilson is a fast-twitch corner who possesses tremendous athleticism. He’s a durable performer who did not miss any games while at Boise State. Instinctual player who displays great anticipation in pass coverage. Possesses impressive ball skills. Also a candidate to help out in the return game, which only increases his value. Did nothing but produce for the Broncos.
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He's the nickel corner at best, calm down
Those aren't part-time players anymore... Kind of an important position.
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