Wilson is a triple threat with experience on offense (running back), defense (cornerback) and special teams (kick returning). In 2015, Wilson had 188 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 37 carries as well as 49 yards on six catches. He was used less on offense in 2016, but still recorded some statistics with four rushing attempts for six yards and five catches for 52 yards. He’s a dynamic special teams player, too. In 2015 he had 23 kickoff returns for 611 yards (26.6 average) and 2 touchdowns. And in 2016 he contributed 21 kickoff returns for 510 yards (24.3 average). He played in 49 games during his college career, and on defense, finished out his career with 81 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, four sacks, five pass breakups and three fumble recoveries (one for a touchdown).
Wilson is a playmaker, plain and simple and someone the Bengals can have some fun with. I’d expect him to make the roster just for his special teams ability. During his college career, Wilson scored eight touchdowns, in six different ways, in all three phases of the game. For the 2015 college season, he was the only player in the NCAA to score multiple touchdowns in all three phases of the game with two touchdowns each on offense, defense and special teams. How about that for a WOW factor?
Here are the social media reactions to the Bengals selecting Wilson in Round 6, starting with the reaction from his former teammate William Jackson III.
A converted running back, Wilson scored eight touchdowns six different ways at Houston. #Bengals— Jay Morrison (@JayMorrisonCMG) April 29, 2017
Brandon Wilson, cornerback outta Houston was a great pick for the Bengals!— theHONEST1 (@honestymuzik) April 29, 2017
Whatever Wilson is, he's intriguing. Good trade up.— John Sheeran (@John__Sheeran) April 29, 2017
Bengals are gonna have so much fun finding out how to use Brandon Wilson. Big time weapon.— Chris Ellisor (@ChrisEllisor15) April 29, 2017
Welcome to Cincinnati, Brandon!