The three-day NFL Draft starts with Thursday night’s first-round coverage on ESPN.
Connecticut cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson, a General McLane graduate, could possibly hear his named called by commisssioner Roger Goodell Thursday night. It’s more likely, Wreh-Wilson, the area’s best bet to be drafted, will go in the second round or later. Check out the Wreh-Wilson story by Erie Times-News reporter John Dudley on draft day.
The Bleacher Report provides a scouting report on Wreh-Wilson, including his strengths, weaknesses, intangibles and more.
NFL Network analyst Charley Casserly lists Wreh-Wilson as an underrated prospect. Here’s what Casserly said of him:
Fast, physical, plays the zone very well. Good enough hips to show you some man-coverage, but they didn’t do a lot of man at UConn.
ESPNBoston.com lists Wreh-Wilson as a possible New England Patriots first-round pick.
The Pittsburgh Steelers also could be a good fit for Wreh-Wilson.
Update, 11:53 a.m.: The Times-News story today reported on how smart Wreh-Wilson is. This online report by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel says he scored a 33 on the Wonderlic test — tops among the premier defensive backs at the NFL Scouting Combine.