Since high school, running back David Wilson has written out a list of goals he aims to achieve for the upcoming season. Now in his first year with the New York Giants after being drafted in the first-round of the 2012 NFL Draft, he aims to continue that tradition. On Saturday, he shared his list of goals … and he didn't hold back in what he wants to accomplish.
Wilson's rookie tally includes: averaging 5.0 yards per carry, rushing for 100 yards in a game at least six times, having at least one play of 20 yards or more in every game, scoring 10 touchdowns, losing no fumbles and allowing no sacks.
If Wilson is able to reach every goal he's set for himself, it's likely he'll win Rookie of the Year. That's a lot of pressure to put on oneself, especially under the bright lights of New York.
"When everybody else knows, it’s just that much more that lets me know I’ve got to achieve it, and it puts that much more pressure on me," Wilson said. "And I kind of like that feeling."
"Tell the youngster good luck with those goals, but remind him how NYC is if you don't achieve them!" Ward tweeted.
New York is an unforgiving place, but it's unlikely anyone is going to hold Wilson to the same standards he's holding himself for his rookie season. Then again, if he ends up performing like the Giants' previous first-round running back, then things could get a little ugly.
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