The Falcons like to have plenty of depth at defensive back, and the latest signing ensures they’ll have just that.
#Falcons are re-signing CB Blidi-Wreh Wilson to a 1-year deal.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 10, 2017
Wilson, 27, got in just one game for the Falcons last year. He’s a 6’1” cornerback who had brief flashes of quality play during his time in Tennessee, and the length and ball skills (14 pass deflections in three seasons) make him worth a flier as the last cornerback off the bench. That’s all he’s likely to be here.
With the possibility of Brian Poole moving to safety, it is worth noting that the Falcons may only have four corners locked into roles, with Desmond Trufant, Robert Alford, and Jalen Collins forming a formidable trio and C.J. Goodwin showing a lot of promise. That means that Deji Olatoye, Akeem King, and Wilson (plus a draft pick, potentially) could be competing for a couple of spots, but likely only one. Competition is, of course, a good thing.
Welcome back, Blidi-Wreh Wilson!