Titans agree to terms with third-round CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson
Blidi Wreh-Wilson was selected with the first of the Tennessee Titans’ two third-round picks (70th overall) in the 2013 NFL draft. Terms of Blidi Wreh-Wilson’s contract were not disclosed by the team, but it is expected to be around $2.16 million over the next four years.
The Tennessee Titans have now signed seven of their eight 2013 draft picks with only their top pick remaining unsigned. But the Tennessee Titans are expected to bring him under contract too, well before the start of training camp in July.
Following Blidi Wreh-Wilson’s signing, all five Huskies taken in the 2013 NFL draft have signed rookie contract with the NFL teams that drafted them out of college in April.
Blidi Wreh-Wilson was a two-time captain at UConn and started 39 career games for the Huskies. He amassed 181 tackles, 3 tackles for a loss, 35 passes defensed, one forced fumble and eight interceptions with two returned for a touchdown during his collegiate career.
The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Blidi Wreh-Wilson has good speed and athleticism combination, and impressed Tennessee Titans assistant secondary coach Steve Brown with his ability to quickly pickup concepts as a rookie in the NFL.
“One thing that really pops out at you quickest is how mature and intelligent he is,” Steve Brown said of Blidi Wreh-Wilson. “Coming from Connecticut and being with Coach (Paul) Pasqualoni, he’s naturally used to more of a pro-style defense, but he’s still very, very sharp and very intense.”
“He’s just absorbing everything,” added Steve Brown. “Does he have everything down 100 percent? No, but it’s close, even at this embryo stage that he’s in.”
However, Blidi Wreh-Wilson doesn’t figure to get immediate playing time during training camp, as he isn’t expected to have a clear shot towards a starting job at cornerback in his rookie season with the Tennessee Titans. Fifth-year veteran Jason McCourty is expected to start at one corner, while early reports indicate fourth-year pro Tommie Campbell has been pushing Alterraun Verner for the starting cornerback spot on the other side. The third-year cornerback Alterraun Verner also saw time at safety during the Tennessee Titans’ OTAs.
Last year’s fourth-round cornerback Coty Sensabaugh also figures to be in the mix somewhere in the unit.