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Pittsburgh Steelers Pre-Draft Visitor Profile: Connecticut Cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson

April 21st, 2013 at 9:06 PM
By Mark Mihalko

Cornerback has been one of the busiest topics during the pre-draft process, as the Pittsburgh Steelers have had more than their share of cornerbacks make their way to the facility. While this may be surprising to some after the signing of William Gay and only the loss of Keenan Lewis, they do lack depth at the position.

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Connecticut cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson is another visitor that could be a mid-round fit. The experienced cornerback looks the part of an NFL-caliber cornerback, standing 6-1 and 195 pounds, but there are question marks. While he has solid timed speed (4.45 40-yard dash), it does not seem to translate onto the field, as the lack of elite speed was evident during Senior Bowl practices.  

He does have solid instincts and seems to play with an edge. However, his lack of on-field speed may limit him to a cover-two or predominate zone scheme in the NFL, as he seems to lack the quick-twitch fluid hips needed to excel in man coverage in the NFL.

Wren-Wilson could come off the board as early as the second round, and could develop into a starting caliber cornerback. Will that team be the Steelers? That will be answered in less than a week.

Florida State cornerback Xavier Rhodes (Profile 2/18)

Texas A&M running back Christine Michael (Profile 4/1)

Georgia outside linebacker Jarvis Jones (Profile 4/2)

Fresno State safety Phillip Thomas (Profile 4/3)

UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin (Profile 4/5)

Southern Mississippi defensive end / outside linebacker Jamie Collins (Profile 4/8)

TCU wide receiver Josh Boyce (Profile 4/9)

Penn State inside linebacker Michael Mauti (Profile 4/11)

Florida State inside linebacker Vince Williams (Profile 4/12)

Rutgers linebacker Khaseem Greene (Profile 4/13)

Georgia wide receiver  Tavarres King (Profile 4/17)

Alabama running back Eddie Lacy(Profile 4/18)

Syracuse safety Shamarko Thomas (Profile 4/19)

William & Mary cornerback B.W. Webb (Profile 4/20)

Utah State cornerback Will Davis (Profile 4/21)

Connecticut cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson (Profile 4/21)

Clemson defensive end / linebacker Malliciah Goodman

Ohio State defensive end / linebacker John Simon

Clemson safety Jonathan Meeks

San Diego State Offensive lineman Nik Embernate  

LSU cornerback Tharold Simon

Nevada safety Duke Williams

Connecticut linebacker Sio Moore

Oklahoma wide receiver Justin Brown


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