Wreh-Wilson could snap drought for area players in draft

By | April 21, 2013 9:00 am | 0 Comments

 

It’s been nine years since an Erie-area player was selected in the NFL Draft.

Blidi Wreh-Wilson

Blidi Wreh-Wilson

Connecticut and General McLane graduate Blidi Wreh-Wilson hopes to change that this week. The 6-foot 1-inch, 195-pound cornerback is projected as a first-, second-, or third-round selection.

Cathedral Prep and Iowa standout Bob Sanders was the last Erie-area athlete to have his named called in the draft. Sanders was picked by the Indianapolis Colts in the second round of the 2004 draft (44th overall).

McDowell graduate and Indiana (Pa.) offensive lineman Dan Matha (6 feet 7 inches, 315 pounds) also has a chance to be selected.

The area hopefuls were featured in the Erie Times-News Sunday. Also, check out more on Erie’s draft history here.

 

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