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- Chuck Bednarik winner 2014
- PAC 12 defensive player of the year 2014
- Rotary Lombardi winner 2014
- Consensus All American team 2014
- Very Impressive college career.
- Plus instincts and always round the football, seems to know where the football is at all times.
- Not a fast player but due to incredible instincts and awareness will make the play
- Average pass rusher and was lined up at DE on passing downs
- Does a good job stopping the run, taking on blocks and shedding to tackle the runner
- Not a guy you want in man coverage, but can be used to drop into zone.
- Average Tackler; have seen him miss tackles due to bad angles.
- Good size for a MLB in a 4-3 or 3-4 but could do with adding more strength to his lower half.
Wright is one of the most productive college linebackers in NCAAF history, winning many awards since his freshman year in which he racked up 93 tackles (9.5 for a loss), his sophomore year was his coming out party where he totaled a massive 163 tackles, 29 TFL which led the nation, 6FF and 14.5 sacks, unfortunately a few games into his junior year he suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee which limited him to three games, however in those three games he was a standout player again, especially against the New Mexico Lobos where he was a one man wrecking crew. Wright has always been labelled as being a football player as opposed to an athlete, to me this isn’t a big deal but teams will see a LB that is slow and can’t cover very well. When he is drafted if a team works with him to build up lower body strength, pass coverage skills and creating better angles for tackling he could end up being a very productive MLB. It’s a lot to ask of Wright but he has that underdog mentality instilled in him since he was in high school, he only received one scholarship offer and that was from Arizona.
Wright to me fits as a MLB in either a 4-3 or a 3-4 front making him a valuable asset to any team in the league, if he adds the lower half strength I could even see a move to SLB in a 4-3, primarily stopping the run but rushing the passer on passing downs.