And just over an hour into the second round, he got drafted, going to the Indianapolis Colts with the No. 46 overall pick.
Wilson played consistently and started occasionally over his first two years at Florida, but fully assumed a role as a starter opposite Teez Tabor as a junior, after corner Vernon Hargreaves III departed for the 2016 NFL Draft after his junior season. And while Tabor — and Hargreaves — came to Florida with far more hype to their names, Wilson established himself as a physical, savvy corner who manhandled many of his assignments and added a few spectacular interceptions along the way.
The slightly more reserved half of Florida’s formidable cornerback duo recorded 33 tackles, 3.5 tackles for a loss, one sack, three interceptions (including one returned for a touchdown), six pass breakups, and a quarterback hurry this past season. Wilson also allowed fewer than 40 percent of the passes thrown his way to be completed, a fantastic rate that ranked among the nation’s best.
Wilson decided to forgo his senior season and enter the draft, and had been widely forecasted to be selected in either the first or second round, with most mocks pegging him to be picked on the second day.
Wilson’s selection sends a Gator to the Colts for the second straight year, after Indianapolis selected Antonio Morrison in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He is also the 10th Florida defensive back drafted since 2010, following Marcus Maye as a 2017 draftee. (Tabor is almost certain to be the 11th at some point in this NFL Draft.)
Big, physical corners like Wilson have become highly-coveted NFL prospects, and Q has shown to have the football IQ and mindset to pair perfectly with those attributes. The Colts picked up a top-quality corner, and a great former Gator.