Giants OC Kevin Gilbride likes the "significant" improvement he has seen from RB David Wilson from last year.
But the offensive coordinator made it clear that Wilson "is still not 100 percent."
"You see a guy like David Wilson, who started with no clue on who to block, much less how to block, to a pretty good understanding of what it is that he has to do," Gilbride said. "Now it is a matter of doing it. And it is a matter of getting better at it. He is still not 100 percent."
Gilbride likes Wilson's approach and attitude but wants to see Wilson be able to catch passes out of the backfield and "become a good pass protector."
"He still makes mistakes but there has certainly been some significant [growth]," Gilbride added. "Now until you get the pads on -– and he has to show that he, as a smaller guy, can do the things necessary that other small backs in this league have done –- you are still kind of holding your breath when you see him."
We're not terribly bullish on Wilson due to the presence of Andre Brown, who was very productive last season when given the opportunity. We're expecting Brown to serve as the Giants' goal line back, which takes a good bit of upside away from Wilson.