Biography: Two-year starter who also played seven games with the first team as a freshman. Totals last season included 32/3/2 after 66/4/6 as a sophomore. Freshman numbers included a career-high 87 tackles, when he was awarded All-Conference honors.
Positives: Talented safety prospect who's displayed flashes of being a complete player the past three years. Shows good recognition in coverage, has a sense of timing, and quickly closes to the ball with a burst of speed. Takes good angles to the play, displays top sideline-to-sideline range and speed getting to the flanks. Quick up the field to defend running plays or screens. Hard hitter who aggressively lays his shoulders into ball-carriers and wraps up tackling. Works well with cornerbacks and displays a nice feel for coverage. Stays with assignments.
Negatives: Possesses just an average break to the throw out of his plant. Showed a lot hesitation in his game last season. Not a big, tough run-defending safety.
Analysis: Wright is a talented football player who ran hot and cold as a junior. At the top of his game, he's a terrific centerfielder who can go sideline to sideline defending the pass or stopping the run. He offers a great amount of upside and could be a bargain starting in Round Three if he's able to get his game back to the level where it was in 2008.
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