NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans signed third-round draft pick CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson, leaving top pick Chance Warmack as the lone remaining pick to be signed from the team's 2013 draft class.
Wreh-Wilson was a four-year starter at the University of Connecticut, where he totaled eight interceptions and 181 tackles during his career. As a senior, he was a team captain and earned All-Big East honors. He was the 70th overall selection by the Titans in April.
Many professional scouts regarded the 6-foot-1, 195-pound Wreh-Wilson (pronounced 'bleed-ee ray-wilson') as the most intriguing prospect among the defensive backs eligible for the 2013 NFL Draft.
Blessed with tremendous athletic ability, Connecticut's team captain proved his value to the program, starting seven games in 2011 and leading a Huskies secondary that led the Big East Conference and ranked 10th in the nation in pass efficiency defense (96.44 rating), in addition to pacing the league in total defense (14th in the country with an average of 272.0 yards per game), pass defense (23rd in the FBS with 180.75 ypg) and scoring defense (12th in the nation with an average of 13.5 ppg).
In 2012, the all-Big East Conference first team honoree started 11 games at cornerback, recording 47 tackles (31 solo), nine passes defense and an interception. The longest pass completion against the senior was an 18-yarder vs. Pittsburgh.
For his career, Wreh-Wilson started 40 of 45 games, recording eight interceptions, 27 passes defensed, 181 tackles (131 solo), one sack, three tackles for loss, a fumble recovery and two touchdowns. Only Lawrence Wilson (three; 2007-10) returned more interceptions for scores for the Huskies. His two touchdown returns in 2010 tied the UConn season-record that he shares with Robert McClain (2008), Scott Lutrus (2007) and Justin Perkins (2004). His 171 yards gained via interception returns rank eighth.
In 2010, Wreh-Wilson became the first player in Connecticut annals to return interceptions for touchdowns in consecutive games, racing 46 yards for a score vs. Buffalo (9/25) and 44 yards vs. Vanderbilt (10/02).