Travis Wilson   WR   Oklahoma
Travis has really good size and speed for the WR position.  He is a strong runner and can handle a physical CB without any problems.  He runs good routes and can go up and get the ball in a crowd.  Travis has the look of a #1 WR for the next level. 
Needs to Improve
He is coming off an ankle injury and still doesnít show the quickness in and out of his breaks that he had before the injury.  He is inconsistent catching the ball and has to show that he can receive the ball from a QB with an NFL arm. 
Talent Board Round   2
In his junior year, Travis looked like he was going to be a 1st round pick.  I believe an injury and change of QB has set him back a bit.  I really donít think he is all the way back from his ankle injury because I have noticed that he rounds off his routes a lot and is having all sorts of consistency problems catching the ball.  I really do feel that these concerns can be addressed by a little more hard work and concentration.  Travis seemed to be very frustrated this year and all of these issues lumped together will make him fall in this draft unless he can show in his workouts and interviews that this is all behind him.  Sometimes, players are victims of their own press clippings and start to relax in their development and take things for granted.  I believe that Travis learned the most important lesson that a young player can learn.  Just when you think you've made it -Ė thatís when you have to work harder to prove it to others.  I think Travis is going to be a good player for the team that drafts him and a fan favorite.  I think he will impact quicker because of his struggles this year.  Itís all about how well you handle adversity.  The good ones become better.   Travis is going to be a good one.
by Drew Boylhart


March 2006