Oct 19, 2012; Syracuse, NY, USA; Connecticut Huskies cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson (5) on the field prior to a game against the Syracuse Orange at the Carrier Dome. Syracuse won the game 40-10. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings Draft Targets: Blidi Wreh-Wilson a "Shutdown Corner?"

Tony Pauline has identified eight players he believes could be “surprise” first round picks. One of these eight is a cornerback we have briefly discussed before. Blidi Wreh-Wilson of UConn. This is a guy who keeps coming up in discussion and with good reason. He is physically very talented. That was proven yet again when he ran a 4.38 40 at his pro day. It’s not an illusion says Tony Pauline. This guy really is that good. As Pauline wrote:

I posted several times prior to the combine that Wreh-Wilson was the wildcard at the cornerback position. His fantastic pro day workout from last week puts to ease the minds of teams considering him in round one. Fact is when completely healthy (watch his sophomore film) Wreh-Wilson is a shut down corner with first round skills.

High praise from Mr. Pauline. The combination of great game tape plus fantastic measurables may make this guy too good to pass up for the Vikings. With Antoine Winfield likely gone, they are dangerously thin at cornerback. They need someone better than A.J. Jefferson to plug in back there. Wreh-Wilson’s talents could instantly turn a questionable secondary into a solid one.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/mike.holly2 Mike Holly

    Yes, yes but Spielman wants players from Notre Dame and would have too much trouble pronouncing his name. To keep game scoring low for their anemic offense, the Vikings will focus on defense in the draft’s first round, but rather on their front seven, with the drafting of MLB Teo and DT Sylvester Williams (to bring back the Williams Wall). BWW will be long gone before they take a possession WR later in the second round for their noodle-armed QBs. BTW, what kind of a company hires inferior talent under their favorite employeees (12th overall pick Ponder) so they feel secure?

  • http://twitter.com/mrsamk Mandie Kranig

    I think ole Danny-boy asked one of his packer homer friends (Mikey) to come in with his anti-ponder shtick in order to make Danny’s blogs seem more intelligent. Nice try danny. You’re still an idiot who shouldn’t be writing a Vikings blog.

  • http://www.facebook.com/daniel.laxen Daniel Laxen

    The Vikings play cover 2 so a shutdown CB is not a pressing need…A serviceable one that plays well within the zone is what the Vikings need and improved depth there…If they can trim 2-3 points off the PPG average they are title contenders next year…That’s the magic number 18 points a game…