After a few major signings and news of some contract restructures, the Falcons still aren’t quite done in free agency. On Sunday evening, the team announced that they had re-signed veteran CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson.
This announcement comes after the Falcons decided to part ways with long-time starting CB Desmond Trufant earlier in the week. With Trufant gone, Atlanta was down to just third-year CB Isaiah Oliver and second-year CBs Kendall Sheffield and Jordan Miller. Miller is also slated to be suspended for the first few weeks of the 2020 season. While safeties Damontae Kazee and Ricardo Allen are also capable of playing CB in a pinch, the decision to bring back Blidi Wreh-Wilson—who has been a dependable reserve when called upon—helps solidify the depth in a big way.
Wreh-Wilson appeared in 14 games for the Falcons during the 2020 season, starting in 2 of them. He had 25 total tackles and 7 PDs, allowing only a 45.5% completion percentage in coverage. Wreh-Wilson also posted a respectable 13.8% missed tackle rate. He’s a reliable veteran with tons of experience in the scheme, and his flexibility to play on both the inside and outside makes him a valuable reserve.
What are your thoughts on the decision to bring back Blidi Wreh-Wilson for 2020? How does this impact Atlanta’s need for a CB in the upcoming NFL Draft, if at all?