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Jacksonville Jaguars work out Blidi Wreh-Wilson

The Jacksonville Jaguars are definitely in the market for a new cornerback in the 2013 NFL Draft, and help in the defensive backfield is one of this team’s biggest needs heading into the draft. They have already worked out South Carolina Gamecocks talented safety D.J. Swearinger, and Tony Pauline is reporting that the Jaguars are working out Connecticut Huskies cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson today. However, Pauline notes that there may have been more prospects who worked out for the Jaguars today, but he needs to get information on those prospects.

Blidi Wreh-Wilson is grossly overrated by ESPN, because they believe he is worth a first round pick and have him frequently mocked to the New England Patriots at pick number 29. Wreh-Wilson has excellent length that leads many to ooze at his upside and ball skills, but he never showed much ball skills with UConn in college. His college production doesn’t match the hype about his frame, and Wreh-Wilson is a second rounder at best.

But if the Jaguars decide they like his upside enough and deem him worthy of a very high second-round draft choice, then I could see them making the pick. Swearinger is better value for them there, though, but I’m sure they would snap up Wreh-Wilson if he fell to them in the third round. That would be an ideal pick for Jacksonville, and they could get a lot out of Wreh-Wilson if they solely use him in zone coverage. Almost everybody believes that Wreh-Wilson is clearly best suited for zone coverage duties and doesn’t have the ability to succeed in man coverage.

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