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.
Wilson has visits scheduled with the St. Louis Rams on Monday and the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday. He has had recent visits with the Indianapolis Colts and Seattle Seahawks.
"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.