K.J. Wright   #50 LB

Height: 6-4   Weight: 246   Age: 28

Born: 7/23/1989 Memphis , TN

College: Mississippi State

Experience: 8th season

High School: Olive Branch HS [MS]









Draft 2011

Pick No.99

Selected By: Seattle Seahawks

Round: 4

Pick (Overall): 2 (99)

Pick Analysis: Wright's a well-rounded linebacker prospect who could line up as a strongside outside linebacker in a 4-3 front or inside for a 3-4 team. Very nice combination of length, speed and size that can hold up against the power running game, chase down plays across the field, rush the passer and play some in coverage. Main drawback is his lack or pure linebacker instincts. Susceptible to misdirection and run-action. You'd like to see him diagnose a bit quicker and get his physical tools in motion sooner. Wright's a mid-round prospect who could turn into a quality starting with more development and experience.


Video Playlist

  1. K.J. Wright vignette

    Published: March 28, 2011 at 01:25 p.m.

    Get to know Mississippi State LB K.J. Wright and find out why he says he's built for the NFL.

  2. 2011 combine workout: Kenneth Wright

    Published: March 15, 2011 at 04:38 p.m.

    Watch Mississippi State LB Kenneth Wright perform at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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