The Titans had a strong secondary in 2013, led by Pro Bowl cornerback Alterraun Verner. Verner recorded a career high 5 interceptions and led the league with 23 passes defended. Unfortunately, he signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this offseason, leaving the Titans with a major hole at the cornerback spot. They didn’t address the need through free agency or at the top of the draft. So who will replace the departed Verner? The favorite to win the job is 2nd year pro Blidi Wreh-Wilson .
Wreh-Wilson was selected with the 70th pick of the 3rd round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Some draft analysts had him going as early as the 1st round prior to the draft. The 6’1″ UConn product is a physical corner with the size necessary to match up with bigger receivers on the outside. He only saw limited playing time during the 2013/14 NFL season, flashing solid play when given the snaps.
The Titans front office seems to be content with the group of cornerbacks already on the roster, which shows how much confidence they have in Wreh-Wilson becoming a key piece to the secondary. Do you think Blidi Wreh-Wilson is up to the task of replacing Alterraun Verner? Can he become the Titans #2 cornerback of the future? Let us know in the comments section below.