The Jaguars sent their 'braintrust' to Connecticut to work out Huskies cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson on Saturday, according to a report from Tony Pauline of USA Today.
Wreh-Wilson has been a player that has been a logical connection for the Jaguars considering his size and length. At 6-1, 195 pounds with 32-inch arms, he fits the mold of the type of lengthy player that found success in Gus Bradley's defensive system in Seattle; however, the size doesn't necessarily mean that he is a great fit in a press system.
Rob Rang of CBS Sports broke down the strengths and weaknesses of Wreh-Wilson and said he wouldn't trust the former-Huskies cornerback to play in man coverage:
He lined up in both press and off-coverage in Mobile, but struggles in his transition to quickly flip his hips and blanket his man downfield. Not every cornerback can play man coverage and I'm not sure I would trust Wreh-Wilson outside of zone coverage.
Wreh-Wilson was a starter for the Huskies as a freshman and had a strong sophomore season with four interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns. After missing most of his junior season with a knee injury, he was named the team's most valuable player as a senior.
The Jaguars are needy at the cornerback position after allowing the contracts of both Derek Cox and Rashean Mathis to expire as well as terminating the contract of Aaron Ross after one season.
Update: Wreh-Wilson wasn't the only one the Jaguars were in town to see, according to Pauline.
Can confirm Blidi Wreh-Wilson, Dwayne Gratz, Sio Moore & TrevardoWilliams all worked out at UConn for Jax Jaguars brain trust today— Tony Pauline (@TonyPauline) April 6, 2013