UPDATE: Ian Rapoport confirms the Eagles hosted Quincy Wilson in Philadelphia. Original story below.
It seems like the Eagles may have hosted Quincy Wilson on an official pre-draft visit in Philadelphia. The Florida cornerback prospect posted the following picture on his official Instagram account on Monday.
Assuming Wilson did meet with the Eagles, he’d be the ninth known defensive back to visit Philadelphia leading up to the 2017 NFL Draft. So we know the Eagles basically used at least one third of their top 30 visits on secondary players.
Wilson measures in at 6-1, 211 pounds. In three years with the Gators, he put up 81 tackles, 14 passes defensed, six interceptions, one defensive touchdown, one forced fumble, and one sack.
CBS Sports projects Wilson to be a Day 2 pick. He ranks 11th in BGN’s cornerback rankings.
Wilson has the size and athletic ability you want from a cornerback, but the lack of physicality he has despite his size is really frustrating. Wilson needs to prove he can be a physical player and succeed in situations where he isn't just covering number two receivers in college.
Though his physicality may be questioned, his confidence is not. Yahoo’s scouting report describes him as a “confident gambler” which seems like the type of aggressive mentality Jim Schwartz values in his cornerbacks (Leodis McKelvin, Jalen Mills). The Eagles obviously need cornerback help so maybe that’s the direction the team would look to go in the second or third round.
For more on Wilson, check out BGN’s scouting report on him.
Wilson's athletic ability and use in college make him scheme versatile for the NFL. The Eagles, who like playing off coverage and use a lot of zone, would be a nice fit for him. While he may have a bit steeper of a learning curve coming away from playing primarily press man, he has shown versatility, so it is not a long term worry. Wilson can be coached up as a tackler and at the worst, he just ends up being a pure cover guy.
Wilson game film is available via Draft Breakdown. Highlights video below:
Quincy Wilson’s spider graph shows he has good measurables but lacks great speed and jumping ability.
Complete list of known Philadelphia Eagles draft visits
Alabama CB Marlon Humphrey - [Click here]
Washington WR John Ross - [Click here]
Alabama LB Ryan Anderson - [Click here]
Alabama LB Reuben Foster - [Click here]
Florida State RB Dalvin Cook - [Click here]
LSU RB Leonard Fournette - [Click here]
Clemson WR Mike Williams - [Click here]
Western Michigan WR Corey Davis - [Click here]
IUP OL Ethan Cooper - [Click here]
Connecticut DB Obi Melifonwu - [Click here]
Grambling State WR Chad Williams - [Click here]
West Virginia WR Shelton Gibson - [Click here]
LSU S Jamal Adams - [Click here]
Ohio State CB Gareon Conley - [Click here]
Penn State S Malik Golden - [Click here]
San Diego State CB Damontae Kazee - [Click here]
Washington CB Kevin King - [Click here]
Colorado CB Ahkello Witherspoon - [Click here]
USC CB Adoree’ Jackson - [Click here]
Tennessee DE Derek Barnett - [Click here]
Florida CB Quincy Wilson