Kendall Wright 2012 NFL Draft Scouting Report
Player Name: Kendall Wright
Position: Wide Receiver
40 Time: 4.61 (NFL Combine)
Wright started 42 games during his collegiate career at Baylor, culminating in a big senior season when he had 108 receptions for 1,663 yards and 14 touchdowns along with nine 100-yard games.
As one of the benefactors of many Robert Griffin III passes, Wright has proven to be a receiver with first round talent for the upcoming 2012 NFL Draft.
Has excellent speed, and is able to reach top speed quickly
Is a natural hands-catcher, exhibiting good focus and ability to make acrobatic catches look easy
Is explosive in the open field, able to turn short throws into long gains, with little or no wasted movement
Is fearless going over the middle, despite being a smaller receiver
Has good leaping ability, and is able to go up and attack the ball
Is confident and tough, as he played through several injuries during his collegiate career
Does not have ideal size, and needs to add functional strength to avoid being susceptible to physical press coverage at the NFL level
Needs to improve his discipline as a route runner, and ran a limited route tree at Baylor
Is a willing, but not great, blocker
Needs to keep emotions in check, as he was penalized for excessive celebration at times in college
Wright’s poor, at least on the surface, performance at the NFL Combine may lead to him falling down some team’s draft boards, but he is still a possible first round pick come April.
His versatility, as his skills could allow him to work on the outside or out of the slot, may allow him to make an instant impact at the next level.
Wright is still widely considered the most explosive wide receiver in this year’s class, and even if he does not time well in the 40-yard dash he plays fast and that is what is most important when considering him as an NFL prospect.
NFL Comparison: Percy Harvin