Initial Reaction – New York Jets Trade For CB Quincy Wilson

Joe Belic with initial reaction to the New York Jets trading for CB Quincy Wilson

Once again, Gang Green adds additional talent to its arsenal of defensive players by trading the 211th pick to the Indiana Colts for cornerback Quincy Wilson.  

The 6-foot-2, 193-pound defensive back was drafted in 2017 in the second round out of Florida.   In his first two seasons, Wilson showed a tremendous amount of potential.  PFF gave him an overall grade of 71.1 in 2017 (rookie year) and 69.9 in 2018-promising marks for a young, emerging player.  However, last season, he battled through injuries, playing only nine games.  He registered some snaps in the slot, but he remains predominantly an outside corner.  

2017 NFL Combine:

  • 40 Yard Dash – 4.54 seconds
  • Bench Press – 14 reps 
  • Vertical Jump – 32 inches
  • Broad Jump – 118 inches
  • 3 Cone Drill – 6.86 seconds
  • 20 Yard Shuttle – 4.02 seconds (top performer)

Wilson is physical, aggressive, and ultra-competitive; he may not be the fastest in terms of speed, but he rises to the occasion with grit and determination.  He’s at his best when utilized in man coverage, and a late sixth-round pick is a good deal for a player of his upside and caliber.