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Grading System
THOMAS WRIGHT
Position: S
Class: Sr
School: Michigan St.
Conference: Big Ten
Ht., Wt.: 6'1½, 201
40 Time: 4.85
Grade: 3.35

BIO: Three-year starter who totaled 122 tackles, four INTs and broke up four passes as a Senior. Honorable Mention All Big 10 the prior season totaling 92-2-11. Started 10 games as a true sophomore and posted 106-1-12. Ran a terrible 4.8 at the Scouting Combine.

POSITIVES: Hard hitting, run defending safety who's led the Michigan State defense the past three seasons. Quickly reads or anticipates the action, QBs the secondary and always looking to get involved in a play. Comes up the field, lays his shoulders into ball carriers and hard hitting. Wraps up tackling and strong at the point of attack. Disciplined and keeps the action in front of him. Moves well laterally and above average range.

NEGATIVES: Not quick or explosive and misjudges his pass defenses. Lacks the great closing burst as well as recovery speed.

ANALYSIS: Only marginal cover skills for a free safety but has the size and tenacity to be used closer to the box.

PROJECTION: Undrafted Free Agent

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