Saturday, April 27, 2013
Wooten's best quality for Titans: speed
By Paul Kuharsky
In the late stages of the draft, teams often select players with one hard-to-find quality and hope they can help the rest emerge.
That looks like what the Titans have with sixth-round selection Khalid Wooten, a cornerback out of Nevada who was the 202nd selection overall.
The quality? Speed.
Wooten’s been clocked at 4.43, which is quite fast for a 5-foot-11, 210-pounder.
While he’s got exceptional height-weight-speed, Scouts Inc. rates him as average in cover skills, and below average in instincts/recognition and run support.
He gets a score of above average in ball skills, but the write up doesn’t match:
"Shows adequate overall ball skills. Flashes anticipation and playmaking instincts. However, angles are a bit inconsistent tracking downfield throws. Uses long arms well to extend and get his hands on the ball when in position. Possesses enough length, strength and leaping ability to hold up in one-on-one jump ball situations. Hands are adequate but will have a few drops on plays he should make. Flashes ability to create with the ball in his hand."