by Drew Boylhart
SR Staff Writer
March 2005
Stanley Wilson   CB   Stanford
Strengths

Stanley has excellent size, strength and speed for his position. He has great workout numbers and runs through all the drills with ease. He has good cover skills and has good quickness. He looks athletically like he has the potential to be a good corner at the next level.

 

Needs to Improve

With all of Stanley’s athletic talent, he should be a dominating CB at the college level, but he is not. There is a lack of overall mental toughness to his game.

 

Talent Board Round  3
Stanley shows athletic talent as good as any CB in this draft and yet he is not talked about with higher rated CB’s. The reason for this is that he just doesn’t get the position that he plays. He peeks into the backfield when he should not. He doesn’t go for the interception when he should. He takes false steps when he covers and is not aggressive coming up against the run. He hesitates in almost every on-field decision that he needs to make to become an impact player on the field. Now maybe better coaching can make this kid clean up his techniques, but I doubt that you can make him mentally tougher. He will help as a cover corner in a nickel/dime, but as a starting cover corner, he will need to get a new disk in his back to shore up his vertebra.