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Wolf Pack Cornerback Khalid Wooten Drafted By Titans

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Cornerback Khalid Wooten has been the second Nevada Wolf Pack Football player taken in the 2013 NFL Draft.

The Tennessee Titans selected Wooten with the 34th pick in the 6th round (202nd overall).

According to NFL.com:

NFL Combine 40-yard dash time: 4.53

As a senior, Wooten made 53 tackles, intercepted 2 passes (taking one back for a touchdown), and broke up 14 passes. Wooten also returned 16 punts for 242 yards. His play earned him a 2012 All-Mountain West second-team selection.
 
Strengths
Solid overall physical package for an outside corner, possessing adequate height and good strength and length to handle large receivers. Flashes the strength and quick hands to press, also smart enough to get a hit before five yards even if not pressing. Hips are fluid enough for smooth transition. Physical tackler, has upper-body strength to wrap and throw down ballcarriers whether tracking down running backs in space or going through receivers after the catch. Solid hands as a punt returner, shows some agility to make the first man miss. Also has strong hands for the interception, snatching passes from the air like a receiver, and is able to switch field position after the catch.
 
Weaknesses
Straight-line and recovery speed are average for the position, though he typically gets back into plays if beaten unless facing pro-caliber receivers/quarterbacks. Must be more consistent reading the receiver to get his head turned around; when he does turn, he can't stop his feet or the receiver will separate.
 
Bottom Line
Joined 2012 sixth-round pick Isaiah Frey in a solid duo for the Wolf Pack in 2011, but has made his own name by making plays throughout both with Frey in 2011, and without him in 2012. Wooten's play as a senior has mitigated concerns about his athletic ability, and he will likely find himself a mid-round selection.
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