Aug 16, 2012
Mike Garafolo of the New Jersey Star-Ledger reports that rookie running back David Wilson is struggling to grasp the Giants’ playbook.
Wilson, a former Virginia Tech star taken as the last pick of the first round, was thought to be a replacement for the departed Brandon Jacobs. According to Garafolo, Wilson is struggling with some offensive concepts and has opened the door for DJ Ware to be more active.
Garafolo writes: “Bradshaw realizes better awareness will come with more carries. And with the Giants’ coaches concerned about rookie David Wilson’s grasp of the playbook at this point, Ware might easily surpass last year’s 46 carries, which was a career-high for the sixth-year veteran.”
Wilson is still worthy of a late round flyer in most formats, however, owners may want to temper their expectations for the start of the season.