Wilson skippered Hearts to the Scottish Championship last season and ended his stay at Tynecastle when his contract expired last month to sign a three-year deal with Rangers.
23-year old Wilson is back at Ibrox after first leaving the club for Liverpool in 2010 and Weir feels he has matured into a man and player capable of leading the famous Glasgow club.
Weir told RangersTV: "I think you forget how young he was when he was playing here the first time and obviously he's gone down south and had various clubs there.
"He played for Liverpool and he was out on loan at Bristol (City) and a couple of other places. So he's learned a lot and he's matured a lot.
"Meeting him in the last few days again you can see he's grown up and he's developed physically and mentally so he's a different lad to what he was, although he's still got a lot of the same characteristics. He's a nice person, which helps as well.
"As I said he does tick a lot of the boxes and that being another one as well, the fact he is vocal, he is a leader and he's a potential captain.
"He's one of those types that are few and far between so that's another added bonus with getting Danny here.
"He's got the attributes to come in and be the right type of person, set the tone for everyone else and be a part of what we want to do here."