The NFL’s 100 Best Current Players: Players 40-31

June 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

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40.) Adrian Wilson, Strong Safety, ARI
I really wish that I could label Adrian Wilson as the league’s best pure in-the-box safety. Seriously, I really wish that I could. The problem here though is that if I did that than I would be shortchanging the greatness of Adrian Wilson.

Admittedly Wilson is the league’s best safety in the box, but he differs from traditional strong safeties because his range isn’t limited. Sure there are guys like Roman Harper and Erik Coleman who throw around their weight in the box almost as effectively, but once you move those guys 10-plus yards back they become liabilities. That is not the case for Wilson.

Although I have been praising Wilson for being more than just safety that thrives in the box, allow me to highlight his abilities in the box since they’re clearly his strongest asset.

Adrian Wilson is an absolute freak when in the box, and it all starts ...

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