Sep 29, 2012; East Hartford, CT, USA; Connecticut Huskies cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson (5) gestures to the crowd during the second half of a game against the Buffalo Bulls at Rentschler Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers NFL Draft Watch: UConn CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson


The San Diego Chargers sent out secondary coaches to UConn’s Pro Day yesterday to take an extra look at CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson. Doesn’t that sound like a name that Tom Telesco would love to pick up? He loves those crazy names!

Wreh-Wilson is a 6-foot-1, 195 pound corner that is projected to be drafted in the 2nd or 3rd round. He is a big and physical corner that could get a lot of playing time with Derek Cox in the secondary. It is awesome to have those physical players on the outside.

During Wreh-Wilson’s Pro Day, scouts kept their eyes toward him during his 40-run and he did not disappoint. He was clocked in the low-to-mid 4.3 range. Big and fast.

During his collegiate career, he racked up 181 tackles, 27 passes defensed and 8 interceptions.

I would love the selection. Wreh-Wilson looks the part. His tackling leaves something to be desired right now, but it would be nice to have to 6-foot-1 corners getting physical with receivers. Coaches should be able to help him with tackling. He isn’t scared like Antonio Cromartie is of tackling, he just doesn’t do it right.


Tags: NFL Draft San Diego Chargers Uconn

  • http://www.facebook.com/pete.spinning Pete Spinning

    I know that the cornerback issue is sort of taking a back seat somewhat with all the new holes, and o-line needs. I still can’t shake that feeling that we were just a couple of good cornerbacks short of winning those Denver or Saints games last year… even with an average Bigby biting on all the play action. I feel like if we cinched up the CB positions, and got a serviceable safety to fill in until Taylor can get up to speed… we would have a second or two more for the pass rush to get coverage sacks. That would build confidence for Ingram, and whoever else we end up bringing in through the draft.

    • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

      Having 2 Starting CB’s that are both 6’1 is pretty awesome too, it’s the new way of the NFL. Couple years from now it’ll be 6’3 and the WR’s will be 6’9 lol

  • JoseSD

    What about David Amerson out of NC State in the 2-3rd round?

    • blu3ny3llow

      That’s what I’ve been saying…he’s 6-2 ball hawk last year

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      if that guy is there in the 3rd, there is no way we can pass on him

  • tbell11

    Maybe if he’s available in round 3 because I’d rather an ILB Kevin Minter in round 2 then get DT Brandon Williams in round 3 followed up by CB Leon McFadden in round 4 then a RB in round 5 and last 2 picks on depth

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      i dont know if mcfadden will last that long…. but i would love it

  • Rob Base

    He had a knee injury in 2011 but is very physical. I like Poyer in 2nd round or address other holes and get a CB later rounds. Another dude I like is Therald Simon out of Lsu maybe get him in 4th or 5th round. but like I’ve said before I’m no expert. Just a thought.

  • Cgoodness13

    He’ll move to SS around his 8th year in the nfl….trust me….I play a lot of madden lol

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      Hahahaha

  • arnie

    Correction, Cro, wasn’t scared of tackling, he just didn’t.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      ha… true

  • arnie

    Nice catch Ernie, I can see what they like about him, but his coverage is a little tight, could get flagged for interference, when make play on the ball. Also, i liked how he was there to make tackles right when the WR caught the ball, an didn’t allow yards after the catch. About his “weaknesses” very small and coachable.
    Overall, he’s leaps and bounds better than cason. Even when he played off his guy, he kept his eyes on his receiver the whole time, and was right there to make a play, when the WR made his cut. cason would still be 10 yards down field. He held his ground when blocked and still managed to fight it off to tackle or atleast slow the ball carrier down, until help came.

    • tubbs45

      He reminds me of Florence a bit, see what your saying about possible flags.

      • arnie

        Jammer had that problem in his first years…

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      love his length… being 6-foot-1 with long arms and the ability to get up will help him get to that ball and battle with the receivers in this league.

      • arnie

        Exactly, this guy could be a steal.