The Pittsburgh Steelers today attended the workout of Boise State cornerback Kyle Wilson. Defensive backs coach Ray Horton was among two Steelers representatives in attendance, according to a team source.
Wilson who is regarded as a potential 1st round pick, is on the Steelers radar with the No. 18 selection.
The Steelers are expected to bring Wilson in for a visit, a league source told me this week. Wilson is believed to be waiting on the date.
Wilson, (5-10, 194 lbs) was a four-year starter for the Broncos and named 1st team WAC in 2008 and 2009.
Wilson is an outstanding athlete with excellent speed and was clocked running a 4.40 forty-yard dash. Wilson is regarded as a physical corner and is a strong tackler, which fits the type of corners the Steelers look for.
Also regarded as having good ball skills and instincts. Wilson has a career total of 11 interceptions in four years at Boise State, including a 5 interception season in his junior year.
In his senior season, Wilson had 42 tackles and 3 interceptions.
However, of the top corners in the draft, he did not have as strong of a season compared to Florida’s Joe Haden and Alabama’s Kareem Jackson, according to most draft guru’s.
Wilson struggled at times to matchup against big wide receiver’s giving up big plays and did not play against elite competition, which is a concern for some scouts.