With OTAs (organized team activities) going on this week for the Tennessee Titans, area football fans surely will be monitoring the status of General McLane graduate and UConn star cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson.
The third-round pick of the Titans is generating buzz on an SB Nation blog, musiccitymiracles.com, which assessed that Wreh-Wilson’s size and speed will make him an effective defensive back on the outside. If he earns a starting job right away, or even if he is used in other packages, expect the 6-foot 1-inch, 195-pound Wreh-Wilson to draw the opponent’s biggest receiver.
The blog even breaks down the week-by-week chart of each team’s biggest target, including a Week 1 matchup with the Steelers that could see Wreh-Wilson covering veteran tight end Heath Miller.
A poll on the site even asks the question: Would you rather see Blidi Wreh-Wilson play inside and cover the slot, or play outside? As of early Wednesday, the response was overwhelmingly in favor of outside coverage, which is where Wreh-Wilson likely will have the biggest advantage.
As for Wreh-Wilson’s contract … Mike Keith, the radio play-by-play voice of the Titans, said in a recent blog post that the Titans’ rookie contract negotiations will be coming soon.