In 2007, Wheatley had 42 tackles, 10 passes breakups and five interceptions. He was considered a positive influence on and off the field, which is crucial for an Arizona team trying to develop a winning culture.
"I'm a focused, driven player and a tough guy," Wheatley said. "I've been through a lot in my college career and I'm still showing up every day. I bring a type of dedication and focus. I try to be a student of the game as much as possible. I'm the type of guy who's going to do whatever it takes to get on the field and make plays."
CB Terrence Wheatley
Wheatley needs to add more bulk and lacks the sheer power to latch on to opposing ball-carriers and drag them down. Another concern is his durability, as he has endured four wrist surgeries, a groin injury and a knee sprain in his college career.
However, if Wheatley can stay healthy, he would be a great addition to the Cardinals secondary. He possesses incredible speed and a thorough knowledge of the game.
He also has terrific special teams potential. In 2007, he established a school record for single-season kickoff return yards, bringing back 37 kicks for 919 yards (24.84-yard avg.).
That kind of game-breaking talent may be enough to entice the Cardinals in the later rounds of the draft.