Back in 2003 the Tennessee Titans gambled on Andre Woolfolk as a top draft pick even though he hadn’t been a cornerback long in college.
“I’m anything right now. I’ll be a dime, nickel, corner…” Woolfolk said.
“I feel like knowledge isn’t the part holding me back. It’s just I’ve got to make sure I produce when I’m out there. If they see potential in me and I go out and fail, that’s no good. I’ve got to make sure I’m consistent and stay on the field.”
At this time, Woolfolk is working behind a pair of fresh players drafted back in 2005. Adam “Pacman” Jones is the starting right cornerback, while Reynaldo Hill, a seventh-rounder, is ahead of Woolfolk at left cornerback.
Coach Jeff Fisher said Woolfolk has been quietly improving.
Lately Woolfolk’s has been having problems with staying healthy. Since coming out of Oklahoma, the Titans used the 28th pick overall on the 6-foot-2, 197-pound cornerback because they fell-in-love with his frame and the 4.45-second speed in the 40-yard dash.
Since there was no need to worry about that he went to college as a receiver and only converted to cornerback as a junior, scouts saw him as the perfect person to the increasing size of receivers in the game of the NFL.
Since his run-in with injuries which caused him to miss an entire season in 2004, then in 2005 hurting his hamstring and missing three games, Woolfolk was left repositioned. Reynaldo Hill had taken over as the starting left cornerback by the time he had returned.
“The toughest part about it, it always smacked me in a game where I felt I was peaking, usually in the middle of the season,” Woolfolk said of the injuries. “My goal is to be on the field. If I’m not on the field, I can’t produce.”