According to Eisen, Wilson will take over previous starter Ahmad Bradshaw‘s starting role next season. Wilson rushed for a total of 358 yards and four touchdowns in what ended up being a limited rookie year.
“I think he’s in a position to compete to be the guy,” said running backs coach Jerald Ingram said. “He has the talent, has the speed, has a few plays from a year ago underneath his belt.”
Wilson is the Giants most dynamic player in the backfield, but despite being groomed as the team’s starting running back, Eisen expects Wilson to share the workload with Andre Brown, a 2009 fourth round pick.