Montana defensive back Jimmy Wilson has gotten the attention of the Seahawks after a long legal ordeal left him on the sideline for over two years. Wilson was recently acquitted of murder charges that stemmed from a tragic domestic dispute that ended with the accidental shooting of his aunt's boyfriend as they struggled over a gun. The jury deemed it lawful and he returned to Montana for one final year, where he moved from corner to safety and earned an Honorable Mention All-Big Sky conference nod.
Wilson is 5'11, 195 and recently ran a 4.5 40. He had a 35" vertical, a 9'11" broadjump, and benched 225lbs 19 times. The 25 year old is projected to play safety at the next level if he's able to catch on with a team.
"I don't think teams doubt that I have the physical ability to play in the NFL and they like my style of play," Wilson said Sunday. "They want to know whether I have my personal life on a positive track. They can't get a feel by just reading about my story in the newspapers. I think teams have been pleasantly surprised once they meet me and get to know me."
Check out his interesting story in an article by Chris Mortenson here.