Photo of Kendall Wright
Drafted By: Titans
  • Round 1
  • Pick 20
  • Overall 20

Combine Results

Grade
88.5 ?
  • 4.61 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 38.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 121.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.93 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.18 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Mayock's take: "For people who think he's just a high-level outside guy, I think he's special with the ball in his hands. ... He's built like a running back, a little thicker than wide receivers typically are. He's also got potential as a return specialist."

  • 5'10" Height
  • 30 1/2" Arm Length
  • 196LBS. Weight
  • 8 5/8" Hands

Overview

Wright had been a solid complimentary player in Baylor's high-octane offense who has turned into much more in his senior year. As Robert Griffin III's go-to option at receiver, Wright working himself wide open for a long touchdown seemed to be a common sight for Big 12 opponents this season. Wright is undersized but has the speed to take the top off of NFL defenses. His athletic ability is his greatest strength, and he uses strong, polished technique to make up for his size deficiencies on the field. He has the wiggle and subsequent burst to make a move on a defender and get upfield. His ball skills are on par with his overall skills as a wideout, and he uses his footwork to run strong routes. He will have to improve his blocking and overall strength at the next level, but Wright has the potential to be a first-day pick and make an instant impact.

Analysis

Strengths

Wright knows how to use his athletic ability to his advantage and is a dynamic player. Despite his size, he is an effective and even lethal threat at the line of scrimmage, as he can get a quick step on a corner and be open from the get-off. His quickness off the line of scrimmage makes up for his size. He is capable of being a serious deep threat yet also has the quickness and ball skills to be effective in the short-to-intermediate game. As a route runner, Wright has shown an understanding of how to lean on a defender to gain separation and stem his routes to set up his quick step to separate. Wright understands the strong suits of his game and plays to them. With the ball in his hands, he can create plays for himself and use vision and body control to weave upfield and bounce off would-be tacklers. Most importantly, he has the uncanny ability to separate from defenders and get open across the field, a skill that's highly desired at the next level.

Weaknesses

Wright hasn't shown the ability to block or be a factor in the run game while at Baylor. If the ball is not coming his way, he can be seen loafing. He's the type of receiver who needs to be involved in the game to be a factor at all. Showing the ability to run NFL routes will boost his stock.
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Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.

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