David Wilson was selected by the New York Giants with the #32 and final pick of the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He becomes the first Tech player selected in the first round since Duane Brown in 2008, and the ninth Tech player ever picked in the first round.
Wilson set the single season school record with 1,709 rushing yards this season. He had nine rushing touchdowns, and he also caught 22 passes for 129 yards and a touchdown. He averaged 5.9 yards per carry.
Wilson joins the following Tech players as first round picks…
Mike Johnson, LB, #18 overall in 1984
Bruce Smith, DE, #1 overall in 1985
Eugene Chung, OL, #13 overall in 1992
Jim Druckenmiller, QB, #26 overall in 1997
Michael Vick, QB, #1 overall in 2001
DeAngelo Hall, CB, #8 overall in 2004
Kevin Jones, RB, #30 overall in 2004
Duane Brown, OL, #26 overall in 2008
The NFL Draft will resume on Friday. Jayron Hosley, Danny Coale and Jarrett Boykin hope to hear their names called over the next six rounds.