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Quincy Wilson (born August 16, 1996) is an American football cornerback for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Florida.

Quincy Wilson
No. 31 – Indianapolis Colts
Personal information
Born: (1996-08-16) August 16, 1996 (age 22)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:NSU University School
(Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:50
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Pass deflections:8
Player stats at


Early yearsEdit

Wilson attended the University School of Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. During his high school football career, he had 77 tackles and six interceptions. He committed to the University of Florida to play college football.[1][2]

College careerEdit

As a freshman at Florida in 2014, Wilson played in all 12 games and made two starts. He recorded 22 tackles and an interception.[3] As a sophomore in 2015, he played in all 14 games with nine starts and recorded 26 tackles and two interceptions. He returned as a starter his junior year in 2016.[4][5] As a junior in 2016, Wilson played 13 games with 33 tackles, a sack, three interceptions, and six passes defended. Wilson had one of the quickest rises of any draft prospect in 2016. Prior to 2016, Wilson played a reserve role behind Vernon Hargreaves III, Brian Poole, and Teez Tabor. After the departure of Hargreaves, Wilson displayed great coverage skills and athleticism.[6] In a single season, Wilson went from a largely unknown prospect to a possible first round pick.[7] After the season, Wilson decided to forgo his senior year and enter the 2017 NFL Draft.[8]

Professional careerEdit

Wilson was one of 60 collegiate defensive backs to attend the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana.[9] He completed all the combine drills and finished first among all defensive backs in the short shuttle and 14th in the three-cone drill.[10] On March 28, 2017, Wilson attended Florida's pro day, but opted to stand on his combine numbers and only run coverage and receiving drills as scouts and team representatives from 28 NFL teams attended, including New England Patriots' head coach Bill Belichick.[11] Wilson attended private workouts and visits with multiple teams, including the Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, and Cleveland Browns.[12][13] At the conclusion of the pre-draft process, Wilson was projected to be a second round pick by NFL draft experts and scouts. He was ranked the second best cornerback prospect in the draft by Sports Illustrated, was ranked the sixth best cornerback by ESPN, was ranked the eighth best cornerback by, and was ranked the ninth best cornerback prospect in the draft by NFL analyst Mike Mayock.[14][15][16]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 1 in
(1.85 m)
211 lb
(96 kg)
32 14 in
(0.82 m)
9 58 in
(0.24 m)
4.54 s 1.58 s 2.65 s 4.02 s 6.86 s 32 in
(0.81 m)
9 ft 10 in
(3.00 m)
14 reps
Bold denotes Combine top performer
All values from NFL Scouting Combine[17]

The Indianapolis Colts selected Wilson in the second round (46th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.[18] He was the eighth cornerback selected and was the first of two cornerbacks the Indianapolis Colts drafted in 2017, ahead of fifth round pick Nate Hairston.

On May 11, 2017, the Indianapolis Colts signed Wilson to a four-year, $5.76 million contract that includes $3.06 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $2.33 million.[19]

Throughout training camp, Wilson competed against veteran journeyman Rashaan Melvin for the job as the No. 2 starting cornerback after it was left vacant by the departure of Patrick Robinson in free agency.[20] Head coach Chuck Pagano named Wilson the third cornerback on the depth chart behind Vontae Davis and Rashaan Melvin.[21]

He made his professional regular season debut in the Indianapolis Colts' season-opener at the Los Angeles Rams and recorded one tackle in their 46–9 loss. The following week, he earned his first career start in place of Vontae Davis, who missed the first three games due to a groin injury. Wilson collected two combined tackles and two pass break ups during a 16–13 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Wilson aggravated a knee injury he suffered during the preseason before the Colts' Week 3 victory over the Cleveland Browns. He missed the following ten games (Weeks 3-12).[22] Wilson recovered from his knee injury prior to Week 6, but remained inactive. Head coach Chuck Pagano stated Wilson was a healthy scratch due to his inability to play special teams, but it was speculated this was a minor contributing factor to his absence and when Wilson was asked why he was inactive he stated, "I don't know."[23] Wilson remained a healthy scratch after the Colts released starting cornerback Vontae Davis after Week 9 and finally returned in Week 13 after injuries to Rashaan Melvin and Pierre Desir depleted their options at cornerback.[24] He was named the starting cornerback along with rookie Nate Hairston after Melvin and Desir missed the remaining four games of the regular season. On December 14, 2017, Wilson recorded a season-high eight combined tackles during a 25–13 loss to the Denver Broncos. In Week 17, he started his fourth consecutive game and recorded two solo tackles, a pass deflection, and made his first career interception on quarterback T. J. Yates in the Colts' 22–13 victory against the Houston Texans.[25] He finished his rookie season in 2017 with 22 combined tackles (19 solo), six pass deflections, and an interception in seven games and five starts.[26] The Indianapolis Colts finished third in the AFC South with a 4-12 record and head coach Chuck Pagano was fired after the season.


  1. ^ Quincy Wilson says he's is ‘done’ with Ermon Lane, now focused on recruiting others to Florida
  2. ^ UA Game jersey tour: Quincy Wilson
  3. ^ Wilson forging his own legacy at UF
  4. ^ Former University School standout Quincy Wilson ‘right there’ with the best in SEC
  5. ^ Gators' Quincy Wilson rises from shadows to help anchor strong secondary
  6. ^ "11 NFL prospects who shot up draft boards in 2016". foxsports.Com. April 26, 2017. Retrieved February 15, 2018.
  7. ^ "Gators' Quincy Wilson emerges as top cornerback prospect in NFL draft". April 27, 2017. Retrieved February 15, 2018.
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  9. ^ Jon Benne (March 6, 2017). "NFL Combine results 2017: Full numbers for defensive backs". Retrieved February 15, 2018.
  10. ^ "2017 NFL Combine Results: Three-cone drill (CB/S)". Retrieved February 15, 2018.
  11. ^ Jake Winderman (March 26, 2017). "Florida Pro Day Recap". Retrieved February 15, 2018.
  12. ^ "NFL Draft 2017 Profile: Cornerback Quincy Wilson (Cowboys Pre-Draft Visits)". April 6, 2017. Retrieved February 15, 2018.
  13. ^ Chris Pokorny (April 3, 2017). "Browns had DB Quincy Wilson in Berea for visit". Retrieved February 15, 2018.
  14. ^ Chris Burke (April 24, 2017). "2017 NFL draft rankings: Top prospects by position". Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  15. ^ Jeff Legwold (April 22, 2017). "Ranking the 2017 Draft's Top 100 Prospects". Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  16. ^ Mike Mayock (April 25, 2017). "Mike Mayock's 2017 NFL Draft top 100 prospect rankings". Retrieved February 15, 2018.
  17. ^ "Quincy Wilson Draft Profile". Retrieved April 30, 2017.
  18. ^ Bowen, Kevin (April 28, 2017). "Colts Draft Florida Cornerback Quincy Wilson In Second Round".
  19. ^ " Quincy Wilson contract". Retrieved February 15, 2018.
  20. ^ Kevin Hickey (July 23, 2017). "Colts 2017 training camp preview: Rashaan Melvin". Retrieved February 15, 2018.
  21. ^ "Colts Release First Unofficial Depth Chart Of 2017 Regular Season". Retrieved February 15, 2018.
  22. ^ Brett Mock (September 21, 2017). "Colts Injury Report: CB Quincy Wilson and RB Marlon Mack Out, CB Vontae Davis Limited". Retrieved February 15, 2018.
  23. ^ Zak Keefer (November 27, 2017). "Quincy Wilson still isn't sure why he's not playing". Retrieved February 15, 2018.
  24. ^ "Pierre Desir Injury Opens the Door for Quincy Wilson". December 4, 2017. Retrieved February 15, 2018.
  25. ^ "NFL Player stats: Quincy Wilson (2017)". Retrieved February 15, 2018.
  26. ^ "NFL Player stats: Quincy Wilson (career)". Retrieved February 15, 2018.

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