2011 Draft Watch – Josh Wilson PT

The Seahawks traded CB Josh Wilson for a conditional 5th round draft pick, that could become a 4th depending on Wilson’s playing time. For all the hand-wringing in Seattle about losing Wilson, he’s barely been able to crack the injury-riddled secondary in Baltimore. Seahawk fans need to be cheering for Wilson to earn a broader role to upgrade that draft pick. The Baltimore Sun Ravens blog gave an encouraging update last Saturday:

One of the bigger mysteries to the start of the Ravens’ season has been the limited play of Josh Wilson.

The Ravens traded a conditional fifth-round pick to Seattle for Wilson just before the start of the regular season, which created some expectations for the former University of Maryland cornerback.

But Wilson only played special teams in the season opener, and he rotated at nickel back in Week 2.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he expects that Wilson will play more Sunday.

“I would say he’s really shined in practice the last week or so,” Harbaugh said.

The Browns/Ravens box score only shows one tackle for Wilson, but it’s hard to say whether that means he played much. It is worth monitoring as the season progresses.