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Posted: April 8th, 2013
Posted: April 3rd, 2013
The NFL Draft takes place in about three weeks, and General McLane graduate Blidi Wreh-Wilson is getting plenty of pre-draft buzz.
Wreh-Wilson, a star cornerback at UConn, has been featured on several websites this week.
One draft guru, Mel Kiper, projected that Wreh-Wilson might be picked by the Redskins with the 51st overall pick. The washingtontimes.com noted that Kiper said: “In this league, you’ve got to go be able to cover. Certainly, Blidi Wreh-Wilson can do that. He has, obviously, the height you want. He’s over 6-feet. You think about the length. You think about the ability he showed at Connecticut to match up in coverage and do a good job.
“His tackling is so-so at times – a little sloppy as a tackler. He’s got to shore that up. He’s worthy of being a second-round draft choice.”
Others have projected Wreh-Wilson as a late first-round pick.
Bleacher Report calls Wreh-Wilson a hidden gem — but in the middle rounds.
Wreh-Wilson fared well at the NFL Combine in February. Check out some video of him in action at the UConn pro day.
Posted: March 6th, 2013
Matha, a 6-foot 7-inch 315-pound offensive tackle, closed his college career with Indiana (Pa.) after orginally attending Pitt.
Among the teams reported to be sending officials to the Duquesne pro day were the Pittsburgh Steelers, Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs and Carolina Panthers.
Posted: March 4th, 2013
Blidi Wreh-Wilson has landed a spot on one NFL analyst’s list of top five cornerbacks for the NFL Draft.
Mike Mayock of NFL Network ranks Wreh-Wilson as the No. 4 cornerback prospect for the draft, which will take place April 25-27. His positional rankings appear on nfl.com.
Wreh-Wilson, a General McLane graduate and former University of Connecticut standout, has been projected by scouting websites to be drafted anywhere from the late first round to the late third round.
The 6-foot 1-inch, 195-pounder recently participated in the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. He recorded an official time of 4.53 seconds in the 40-yard dash and fared well in the agility drills, positional drills and bench press, as well as the vertical and broad jump.
ESPN analyst Todd McShay recently projected Wreh-Wilson as the No. 23 overall pick in the first round.
Posted: February 27th, 2013
Blidi Wreh-Wilson returned to Erie late Tuesday night after several grueling days at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis.
The General McLane graduate and former University of Connecticut star was ready for some sleep when his plane landed, according to his late-night tweet: “Just touched down in Erie! The combine was an amazing opportunity. Can’t wait to touch that pillow.”
Wreh-Wilson said he was generally pleased with his combine performance, and he was impressed with the amount of mental endurance that the event required.
“It went well; it was an interesting process,” he told the Erie Times-News. ”I just had to go out and perform. It’s definitely a lot on your mind and a lot on your body.”
Read more about Wreh-Wilson’s combine experience in Thursday’s Times-News.
Posted: February 26th, 2013
General McLane graduate Blidi Wreh-Wilson is Erie County’s best hope to be selected in the NFL Draft in about a decade.
If Wreh-Wilson can perform well today in the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis, he will stand a good chance to be picked in April’s draft, possibly within the first three rounds.
Read more about Wreh-Wilson at the combine from today’s story in the Erie Times-News.
The former UConn cornerback has been at the combine for the past three days, along with more than 330 other NFL prospects. He has undergone team interviews, physical exams, measurements and the bench press test already. Today, the defensive backs hit the field to show scouts their speed and agility.
Fans can watch the combine on the NFL Network or online at nfl.com/combine.
Posted: February 8th, 2013
Anyone who watched a Cathedral Prep football game this season saw placekicker John Chereson’s special skill.
The senior’s leg was so strong that Prep’s kickoff team rarely had to cover a kick. That’s because so many of Chereson’s kicks ended up in the end zone for a touchback. And considering Prep was one of the highest scoring teams in the state, Chereson launched a lot of kicks. He also was a talent on extra points and field goals. (He set the school record with a 52-yarder.)
Chereson could have taken offers from smaller schools, but he wanted to attend Notre Dame and play for the Figthing Irish. As a result, he will take a preferred walk-on spot at ND with the opportunity to earn playing time and possibly a scholarship.
Recently, the website notredame.247sports.com posted a story on Chereson and another walk-on kicker for the Fighting Irish.
Posted: February 7th, 2013
The website, footballscoop.com, has posted a video featuring a look at the Michigan State coaching staff during National Letter of Intent Day. Erie fans and Cathedral Prep followers, in particular, might find this intriguing.
The end of the video features MSU head coach Mark Dantonio talking via conference call with Cathedral Prep’s Damion Terry and Delton Williams, who signed with the Spartans. Williams shared an extra message of thanks with Dantonio. It’s an interesting inside look at the day.
Posted: February 7th, 2013
General McLane graduate Blidi Wreh-Wilson is one of 333 college players who have been invited to the NFL Combine this month in Indianapolis.
Wreh-Wilson starred at cornerback for Connecticut and was voted team MVP after his senior season in 2012.
The 6-foot 2-inch, 190-pounder’s name is last on the invitee list, which is listed in alphabetical order. He will be one of 60 defensive backs who will participate in front of NFL scouts at the combine, which is one of the key scouting events leading up to the NFL draft. The players perform in a variety of drills, such as the 40-yard dash, shuttle drill, bench press, vertical jump and position-specific drills.
The combine runs from Feb. 23-26. Wreh-Wilson and the rest of the defensive backs are scheduled to appear on the final day.
Wreh-Wilson is ranked sixth out of 32 cornerbacks on nfl.com’s recent rankings. The draft is scheduled for April 25-27.
Posted: February 6th, 2013