Jamar Taylor was selected in the second round of the National Football League Draft earlier this year, becoming the second-highest Boise State cornerback to go in the draft. The only corner drafted higher? Kyle Wilson.
Wilson was selected No. 29 overall by the New York Jets in 2010, at the time just the second first-round draft pick in school history.
He has since appeared in each of New York's 48 games, including 27 starts. He started a career-high 15 games last season en route to setting a career high in tackles with 48 (41 solo).
So what do the Jets have in store for Wilson this year? Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News wrote THIS ARTICLE last Thursday, and trust us, you want to read it.
"Three years after the Jets drafted the former Boise State star in the first round, Wilson has reinvented himself to become a pivotal piece to a complex defensive puzzle."
Wilson, a four-time academic all-conference honoree, was also a key cog in the Broncos' system from 2006-09. After redshirting the 2005 season, Wilson, originally from Piscataway, N.J., he was named honorable mention Freshman All-America by The Sporting News in 2006. He played in 10 games during his collegiate debut, starting the final five of the season - including the Broncos' Fiesta Bowl victory over Oklahoma, where he had 10 tackles.
His redshirt sophomore campaign brought second-team All-Western Athletic Conference honors. He started each of the Broncos' 13 games, racking up 41 tackles, eight pass break-ups, two interceptions and a blocked kick.
He added to his hardware in 2008, earning first-team all-league honors on defense and second-team All-WAC honors as a punt returner. He was also named SI.com All-America Second Team as a specialist, returning 33 punts for 470 yards - and THREE touchdowns, the most in the country. His 14.2-yard return average ranked 12th-nationally.
During his junior season, Wilson led the Broncos with five interceptions and 10 PBUs. The 15 combined passes defensed tied for 18th-nationally.
If Wilson didn't already have the attention of opposing offenses, he did after his junior season.
He didn't have as many opportunities as a senior, but he still intercepted three passes, and he returned two of them for touchdowns. He was once again named first-team All-WAC, and he was once again named an All-American, this time on defense.
No. 20 for the Jets, and No. 1 for Boise State - one of Bronco Nation's all-time favorites, Kyle Wilson.
It is starting to feel real around here. The bus just left for the airport and the Broncos will be in Seattle shortly. Before that happens, check out the last of the interviews from Fall Camp. Matt Miller and Kharyee Marshall give you one more look at Boise State's preparations for the season opener.
This is the last day of our #BroncoFootball Fall Camp countdown, which means we have finally reached the eve of the 2013 season opener against Washington.
When you wake up tomorrow, it will be game day.
The Broncos and Huskies will kick off at 8:05 p.m. MT, at Husky Stadium in Seattle, and the game will be nationally-televised by FOX Sports 1.
For everything relating to tomorrow's game, CLICK HERE to check out the BroncoSports.com Gameday Central Page.
For the last time this preseason, here are some facts and figures associated with the No. 1:
...Boise State's winning percentage at Bronco Stadium since the start of the 2000 season - 79-4 (.952) - ranks No. 1 nationally.
...The Broncos' scoring average since the start of the 2000 season ranks FIRST-NATIONALLY (41.04).
...Head Coach Chris Petersen is 84-8 (.913) in seven seasons, No. 1 amongst active coaches nationally.
...There is ONE team to finish in the top 25 of the BCS Standings each of the last seven seasons - Boise State.
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