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Jaguars 101 Pre-Draft Analysis: Baylor Wide Receiver Kendall Wright

March 24th, 2012 at 9:20 PM
By Michael Hall

Height: 5-10

Weight: 196

40-Time:  4.46

Draft Stock: Anywhere from #12 to the Seattle Seahawks to the Cleveland Browns #22

 

Overview

Kendall Wright is a speedy receiver that was often on the receiving end of Robert Griffin III's deep throws in Baylor's dynamic offensive attack. Due to that blazing speed, he has drawn comparisons to Desean Jackson and he is widely regarded as the second or third best receiver in the draft.

Unlike Justin Blackmon, Wright just beats defenders with his straight-line speed and he vertically stretches the field. He may have ran a slow time at the combine, but his game speed is obviously a lot faster than his track time suggests and for a team that will depend heavily on play-actions, his speed would be critical for this team's success.

 

+ Great Speed

His speed vertically stretches the field to allow other receivers to work shorter routes.The fact that he seems to be able to create separation from defenders at will is an important asset.

+ Great Hands 

Wright caught 108 passes during te 2011 season  as well as averaging 15.4 yards per catch, which means that  he served as Griffin's primary target AND he made a bunch of big plays, whch is probably due to his speed. Of the receivers who caught 100+ passes, he has the highest amount of yards per catch, surpassing even Justin Blackmon and Mohamed Sanu.

- A bit short

At 5-10, he fits the frame of a slot receiver, which usually isn't worth a first round pick. However, due to his outstanding speed, someone might fall in love with him and pick him up in the early 20's. After all, speed kills.  

 

Career Highlight

8 catches for 208 yards against the Oklahoma Sooners, including an 87 yard touchdown off of a pass deflection.

Tags: Desean Jackson, Football, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Jaguars, Justin Blackmon, Kendall Wright, Mohamed Sanu, NFL, Robert Griffin III, Seattle Seahawks

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