Blidi Wreh Wilson: Tennessee Titans’ 2013 NFL Draft Pick A Future Starter, Play-Maker, Game-Changer
Too say that the Tennessee Titans‘ defense was abysmal would be an understatement considering the fact that it ranked near the bottom in every defensive category in the NFL. Last season the Titans set a franchise record for the most points given up in a single season which was an issue that had to be addressed via free agency and the NFL Draft. After adding two safeties, a few big uglies along the defensive line, and a veteran pass rusher through free agency, the only position left to address through the draft was at defensive back.
Last season starting corners Alterraun Verner and Jason McCourty were inconsistent and frequently had lapses in coverage that resulted in them being beaten for huge gains. Verner and McCourty had impressive rookie campaigns, but they failed to strike fear in opposing quarterbacks who did not think twice in choosing to throw their way.
Although the Titans passed on Dee Milliner in the first round, they may have uncovered a treasure in the third round in UConn defensive back, Blidi Wreh-Wilson, who thrived at defensive back despite only playing the position for only four years. Wreh-Wilson is a sure tackler that is exceptional in press coverage, and at 6’2″ he is unlikely to be out-muscled by taller, stronger receivers. The Titans have a wonderful track record with defensive backs, and if Wreh-Wilson continues to progress at an accelerated rate it will not be surprising if he finds himself in the starting lineup at some point this season.
With only four years of football under his belt Wreh-Wilson has few bad habits, and under the right coaching he can be molded into a great corner. Blessed with height, 4.4 speed, and intelligence, Wreh-Wilson’s future in the Music City looks promising; for the Titans’ sake, let’s hope so.
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