Photo of James Wright
Drafted By: Bengals
5.0 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'1" Height
  • 32 3/8" Arm Length
  • 201LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands


2013: Played mostly special teams on team that featured Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry at wide receiver. Posted 12 tackles with a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. 2012: Played in 12 games and started in four. Finished year with 18 catches for 242 yards. Set a career high with five receptions for 75 yards against Washington. 2011: Played in all 14 games and started twice. Earned his first career start at Alabama and also started against Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game. 2010: Played in 12 games. High school: Was a four-star recruit as one of Louisiana's top receiving prospects.



Experienced in a pro-style offense. Versatile and has played multiple receiver positions. Experienced gunner and jammer. Very good pro day workout, registering a 4.46-second 40-yard time, 38 1/2-inch vertical jump and 10-foot-8 broad jump, highlighting his lower-body explosion. Solid special teams coverage contributor, affecting games as a senior.


Never a full-time starter and was phased out of the receiving game as an upperclassmen. Marginal career receiving production (zero catches as a senior). Average 4.32-second 20-yard shuttle time.

Draft Projection

Priority free agent

Bottom Line

Overshadowed in a deep receiving rotation, Wright embraced a role on special teams and altered a 21-14 Outback Bowl victory with two game-changing special teams plays. Could earn a roster spot as a standout special teams performer and be developed as a fifth receiver.Ticket will come on special teams.
-Nolan Nawrocki
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.