Kendall Wright Player ProfilePosted: March 23, 2012
Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
Combine 40: 4.61
Pro Day 40: 4.41-4.46
Combine Vertical: 38.5
First Word: His stock soared with Robert Griffin III’s as the two terrorized the Big 12 through the air this past season. However, Wrights stock took a hit when he ran a slow 40 yard dash at the combine.
Player Bio: Wright was born and raised in Texas. In high school he was a standout in three sports: football, basketball, and track. Rivals.com rated Wright as a three star prospect out of high school.
Notable Achievements: As a sophomore Wright was an honorable mention all-Big-12 player. After his junior season Wright was named to the second team all-Big-12 by numerous media outlets and Big-12 coaches. For his senior season, Wright was named a 1st team all-American by nearly every significant outlet.
Projected Draft Status: 1st Round
- Wright’s recent pro day has helped to reestablish him as a first round pick. After the combine some began to believe he would fall into the second round.
Other Possible Early DT Picks: Justin Blackmon, Michael Floyd, Alshon Jefferery, Stephen Hill
- Freshman: 50 receptions, 649 yards, 13.0 avg., 5 TDs
- Sophomore: 66 receptions, 740 yards, 11.2 avg., 4 TDs
- Junior: 78 receptions, 952 yards, 12.2 avg., 7 TDs
- Senior: 108 reception, 1,663 yards, 15.4 avg., 14 TDs
- Total: 302 receptions, 4,004 yards, 13.3 avg., 30 TDs
- Highlight #1 – Kendall Wright vs. Oklahoma 2011 – www.youtube.com/watch?v=1d51wuDP66I
- Highlight #2 – Kendall Wright vs. Washington 2011 – www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrm1zDQvYFs
- Highlight #3 – Kendall Wright vs. TCU 2011 – www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QfB14usNAE
Strengths (in buzzwords):
- Elite first step
- Excellent hands
- Crisp route runner
- Game changer
- Great focus
- Hard to bring down
- Good Release
Weaknesses (in buzzwords):
- Jump Balls
- Wright is a versatile WR that can line up out wide or in the slot. He can also be used creatively lined up in the backfield and on the occasional trick play that requires him to throw the ball. There is a lot to like about Wright from his crisp routes to his elite speed to his ability to change a game with one play. He would be an excellent fit in a West Coast Style passing system that places a high emphasis on quick routes and making things happen after the catch. Wright only has a few weaknesses and they are his 5’10” height and his struggles to win jump balls consistently. His poor 40 time at the combine is not consistent with his speed on game tape. He is a burner who has the ability to consistently get deep. Wright’s skill set and game tape remind me of Steve Smith of the Carolina Panthers. At the earliest Wright could be drafted at #13 to the Arizona Cardinals. Other possible landing spots for Wright are the Jets at #16, the Chargers at #18, the Titans at #20, the Browns at #22, the Steelers at #24, The Broncos at #25, the Texans at #26, or even the Patriots at #27.
*This player profile was written by Ryan Craig of Beyond Football Madness.