As often is the case, the first will be the last.
The Tennessee Titans announced Thursday that cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson, the first of the team’s two third-round picks in this year’s draft, signed a contract. That leaves first-round choice Chance Warmack as the only one of this year’s eight selections yet to come to terms.
Wilson was a four-year starter at the University of Connecticut. He averaged 45 tackles and two interceptions per season for his college career.
“As a football player overall I feel that I am a smart player,” Wreh-Wilson said on draft day. “I am dependable. I am one of those guys that you want to have on your team because I lift everyone else up and in good spirits. Athletically, I feel I am a good tackler and I am physical and I press and I’m smart when off.
“I am the total package because I played a lot of different coverage in my career. I feel like I am a good fit for the Titans.”
At 6-foot-1, 195 pounds, Wreh-Wilson already is one of the biggest cornerbacks on the roster. Only Tommie Campbell, at 6-foot-3, 205 pounds, strikes a more imposing presence.
“We targeted corners when we were watching them that were a little bigger in size, could be more physical, that were good athletes that could come in and help us compete and that could play some man or zone and felt comfortable in both,” coach Mike Munchak said. “We accomplished that [with Wreh-Wilson]. … I think everyone is trying to have those type of guys.”