Wreh-Wilson gets picked by Titans in 3rd round

   April 27, 2013 1:35 am

 

General McLane and University of Connecticut graduate Blidi Wreh-Wilson was selected by the Tennessee Titans in the third round of the NFL Draft Friday night.

Wreh-Wilson was the 70th overall pick (No. 8 in the round) by the Titans, who likely were attracted to his size. At 6 feet 1 inch and 195 pounds, Wreh-Wilson has the height that makes him attractive for teams who are seeking a corner that can cover big receivers in the NFL.

He also could do well in press coverage, which makes him a good fit for a Titans team hoping to add a more blitz-heavy scheme. He could compete for a starting job in his rookie season.

Wreh-Wilson told Times-News reporter John Dudley he was excited to hear the news of his selection:

I’m relieved. I saw a lot of cornerbacks going off the board and I just wanted to get picked. I feel like people just don’t understand what it’s like to wait for your name to be called.

Wreh-Wilson is the first Erie County high school player picked in the draft since Cathedral Prep’s Bob Sanders in 2004.

 

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