Photo of Blidi Wreh-Wilson
Grade
77.2 ?
  • 4.53 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 14 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 36.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 128.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.97 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.12 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.56 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'1" Height
  • 32" Arm Length
  • 195LBS. Weight
  • 8 5/8" Hands

Overview

Few cornerbacks get a chance to see the end zone after one of their interceptions –- but Wreh-Wilson managed to do so in back to back games in 2010. Against Buffalo in late September, he got his first pick six, taking a pass back 46 yards for a score. Vanderbilt couldn’t stop him from repeating the feat the next week, as his 44-yard return helped the Huskies win their second consecutive game.



Wreh-Wilson (whose name is pronounced bleed-ee ray-wilson) picked off two more passes that season, while also making 57 tackles and five pass breakups as a 13-game starter. He had already forced UConn coaches to put him in the starting line-up nine times as a redshirt freshman, and he wound up leading the team with six pass breakups as well as making his first interception against Louisville. In 2011, Wreh-Wilson started only seven games (one interception, seven pass breakups), missing five midseason contests with a sprained right MCL.



In his 2012 campaign, which earned him a second-team All-Big East selection, Wreh-Wilson recorded 46 tackles, with one interception and nine passes defended. Wreh-Wilson’s lone interception came off Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater in the third overtime. This interception set Connecticut up for the game-winning field goal.

Analysis

Strengths

Scouts like Wreh-Wilson’s tall, long frame on the outside. He owns the closing speed to cut down receivers quickly after the catch when playing off, and uses his long arms to knock the ball away out of their hands. But he also presents short-area foot quickness to stay with receivers when tight on the line, as well as the powerful extension to knock them off their routes.

Weaknesses

Like most taller corners, receivers can get Wreh-Wilson a little off-balance once he stops his feet. His tackling is also inconsistent, as he’ll dive at the feet of ballcarriers or lunge at him to make a hit instead of using his length to wrap. Play action can also get him in trouble, as he’ll jump forward and allow his receiver behind him. After receivers get behind him, Wreh-Wilson doesn't always showcase proper hip flexibility or adequete recovery speed. And even with his height and length, Wreh-Wilson sometimes loses jump balls when he gets outmuscled or fails to high-point.

NFL Comparison

Derek Cox

Bottom Line

Wreh-Wilson is a tall, tough corner, with some ball skills. His length and short area quickness makes him an intriguing prospect, but his inability to quickly flip his hips and his lack of deep, recovery speed will likely limit him to a zone-based scheme.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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