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Major Wright (FS)
  • Height:
    5'11"
  • Weight:
    206 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    31 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 3/4 in.
  • College:
    Florida
  • Conference:
    SEC
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Selected by: Chicago Bears
Round: 3
Pick (Overall): 11 (75)
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Pick Analysis: The Bears have struggled at safety over the past few years, and the selection of Major Wright is an attempt to finally shore up the spot. He has solid overall skills, and gives Chicago a steady presence in the middle of the field. Given the team's preference for playing two-deep coverage, Wright's consistent play is a welcome addition.

Overview

Wright has good size, strength and toughness for the safety position. He is an instinctive defender that fills the alley quickly versus the run. He is a good open field tackler and can be physical to deliver a big hit. Wright reads route progressions well and is solid leveraging the ball in zone coverage’s. He can be inconsistent to shed blockers and will need to improve in this phase of his game at the next level. Wright doesn’t have great speed or agility which may limit his ability to be effective in zone coverage. Wright is a good football player that wins with toughness, instincts and technique but may lack the pure athleticism to break into a starting roll at the next level.


Strengths

Wright is a nice combination of size and strength at the safety position. Plays with toughness. Is a productive, smart player. Very instinctive coming up quickly in run support. Has been a durable performer. Is a good tackler who can come up and really lay the wood.

Weaknesses

He only has average coverage skills, shouldn’t be relied upon to often in man, and may struggle to contain receivers over the middle or athletic tight ends. Doesn’t have the agility in space to consistently break down and wrap up. Is inconsistent with his block protection.

Grade

6.8

 
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