January 19, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; West corner back Khalid Wooten of Nevada after the East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field. West won 28-13. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Griffith-USA TODAY Sports
It appears as if there was something to the pre-draft visit between Khalid Wooten and the Tennessee Titans:
With the No. 202 pick of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Titans drafted the versatile defensive back from the University of Nevada. Wooten joins Blidi Wreh-Wilson as the second defensive back from Tennessee’s draft class. Wreh-Wilson was drafted with the No. 70 pick.
At 5-11 and 210 pounds, Wooten is a physical player who has the versatility to compete for a roster spot at either cornerback or safety. If Wooten is used as a cornerback, then he’ll compete with Tommie Campbell, Coty Sensabaugh and Wreh-Wilson for a spot on the outside. That would allow Alterraun Verner to return to the slot when the Titans face spread formations.
Here’s the NFL.com profile for Wooten. According to the “bottom line:”
Joined 2012 sixth-round pick Isaiah Frey in a solid duo for the Wolf Pack in 2011, but has made his own name by making plays throughout both with Frey in 2011, and without him in 2012. Wooten’s play as a senior has mitigated concerns about his athletic ability, and he will likely find himself a mid-round selection.
NFL.com compared him to Green Bay Packers cornerback Davon House. As someone who also follows the Packers, I find that as an interesting observation. When House is healthy—which isn’t often—he’s a tall cornerback who has played well. His inability to stay healthy has kept him from becoming a starting cornerback. It’s possibly the only thing that has stopped him.
As of this submission, the Titans have one final pick at No. 248. This pick is ineligible for trade because it’s a compensatory pick. At this point, expect the Titans to draft the best overall player on their draft board