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Posted at 11:29 PM ET, 04/26/2012

New York Giants take Virginia Tech RB David Wilson

With the 32nd pick of the NFL draft, the New York Giants selected Virginia Tech running back David Wilson on Thursday night.

Virginia Tech running back David Wilson (4) tries to turn the corner during the Jan. 3 Sugar Bowl (AP Photo/Bill Haber)
Running back was a position of need for the defending Super Bowl champs after the team decided to let Brandon Jacobs depart via free agency.

Wilson, was projected as a late-first or early-second round pick. He was the third running back selected Thursday night.

Wilson decided to skip his senior season at Virginia Tech after rushing for a school-record 1,709 yards and earning ACC Player of the Year honors in 2011. Wilson had paid pre-draft visits to Cleveland, Tampa Bay and San Francisco.

“To any team that I go to, I think that I offer a lot as far as my speed, my hands out the backfield, return game, special teams,” Wilson told The Post earlier this month. “I like to use the word variety. When you get me, you’re getting a lot of variety, so just put me out there and I’m ready to make plays or help the team win.”

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