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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