Undrafted cornerback Trey Wilson is impressing after joining a re-created defensive secondary
When the Jaguars get back on the field Monday for the start of OTAs – the first time rookies and veterans will work together – one of the players to watch will be rookie cornerback Trey Wilson.
Wilson, an undrafted free agent from Vanderbilt, was impressive during last week’s rookie camp even though he was playing a new position.
Before arriving in Jacksonville, Wilson was told by defensive backs coach DeWayne Walker that he would be working as the nickel cornerback covering the slot receiver.
The Jacksonville Jaguars went into the 2013 offseason in need of help. Coming off a 2-14 2012 season in which they ranked near the bottom of the league in rushing and passing yards both gained and allowed, points per game, points allowed and sacks, they needed all the roster support they could get.
I think I’ve said “players play, coaches coach” three times in the O-Zone and I’ve said it 14 – no, wait . . . 15 – times other than that. Yes, for the most part, a player’s value is as a player, and I’ve always thought there was a limit to how much a veteran brought in from another team can teach younger players. But in this case, with Trufant having PLAYED IN THE SYSTEM – and the younger players not having played in it before, it stands to reason he could have value. We’re not talking about an older player coming in and being a motivational point or even taking time to teach a younger player fundamentals. But to have a player who can help familiarize other players with the scheme, yes, that has value.