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NFL Draft’s Potential Patriots: UConn CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson

Posted By Annie Maroon On February 21, 2013 @ 9:40 am In General | 1 Comment

WEEI.com will continue to offer daily insight and analysis regarding options that might be available to the Patriots when it comes to the 2013 NFL draft. Here is one is a series of profiles of players who could be on the board when it’s time for the Patriots to make a selection.

Blidi Wreh-Wilson

Blidi Wreh-Wilson was an All-Big East cornerback at UConn in 2012. (AP)


Position: Cornerback

School: UConn

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 190 pounds

Achievements: 2012 All-Big East second team, UConn team MVP

What he brings: Wreh-Wilson’s height and his long arms, which enable him to swat passes away, often are mentioned among his best attributes. He was a captain for UConn in both his junior and senior year, and scouts have praised his short-area quickness, although his overall speed may be a concern. He did lose five games of the 2011 season to a knee injury, and some observers have raised concerns about his durability. NFLDraftScout.com’s Dane Brugler [1] says he thinks Wreh-Wilson may not be able to handle playing man coverage at the NFL level, citing concerns about his recovery speed and flexibility.

Where the Patriots could get him: Rounds 2-3

Notes: Wreh-Wilson had 46 tackles, one interception and nine passes defended in 2012. ESPN ranks him second among all cornerbacks available in the draft, behind only Alabama’s Dee Milliner. … His name is pronounced bleed-ee ray-wilson.

Related articles:

Erie Times-News: Wreh-Wilson wants wins before NFL dream [2]

Erie Times-News: Wreh-Wilson invited to NFL Combine [3]

Video: Here’s Wreh-Wilson vs. Louisville in 2012.

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[1] NFLDraftScout.com’s Dane Brugler: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1725141

[2] Erie Times-News: Wreh-Wilson wants wins before NFL dream: http://www.goerie.com/article/20121109/SPORTS0509/311099935/John-Dudley%3A-Wreh-Wilson-wants-wins-before-NFL-dream

[3] Erie Times-News: Wreh-Wilson invited to NFL Combine: http://www.goerie.com/article/20130208/FOOTBALL03/302089937/Wreh-Wilson-invited-to-NFL-Combine

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