The Boise State University (BSU) Broncos football program had one player taken in the 2010 NFL Draft that was held in April. The one player selected from Boise State by a National Football League (NFL) franchise was Kyle Wilson, a cornerback, who was picked up by the New York Jets in the first round with the 29th overall selection.
The New York Jets were looking to add some youth and athleticism to their secondary and that is exactly what Jets head coach Rex Ryan believes that he has found in corner Kyle Wilson. The Jets play against a number of talented offensive teams in the AFC East division that they participate in and it is of the utmost importance to have a quality secondary to limit the passing success of divisional opponents.
The New England Patriots play in the same division as the New York Jets. This means that twice a year during the regular season the secondary of the Jets is tested by future hall of famers Tom Brady (quarterback) and Randy Moss (wide receiver). For Rex Ryan and his Jets team having a top notch secondary gives them the best chance to win their division by being successful against the dominant Patriots. Coach Ryan believes that players like the 5’10” 194 pound Kyle Wilson are the sort of men that his organization needs in order to be successful in their division.
Kyle Wilson was born in May of 1987 in Piscataway, New Jersey. As fate would have it Wilson wound up being chosen in the 2010 NFL Draft by a team that plays their home football games in East Rutherford, New Jersey which is only 45 minutes north of where Kyle Wilson was born and played high school football.
Before being a late first round pick by the Jets Kyle excelled at Piscataway High School where he helped his team win three straight state championships that were bookended by undefeated seasons in 2002 and 2004. The current NFL defensive player actually garnered more accolades as an offensive weapon in high school where he won first team all-state honors for his receiving prowess. Kyle Wilson played both sides of the ball at Piscataway High School and also won defensive recognition as an all-conference and all-area player in the secondary.
Wilson chose the Boise State Broncos over more local football scholarship offers from neighboring Rutgers and the University of Delaware. While playing for Boise State in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Kyle Wilson received first team all-WAC honors in both 2008 and 2009 before entering the 2010 NFL Draft. During his final season with BSU the Broncos had fourteen wins and zero losses.