NY Times Fifth Down Top-Five Series: No.3 WR Kendall Wright

3. Kendall Wright, Baylor (5-10, 196) (Video above different from video at NY Times)

There was a time that I considered Wright the best receiver in this draft class. He’s not big, but he is physical and that is what you need from an N.F.L. player with his speed and quickness. He has no problem lowering his pads into secondary defenders and bouncing off their hits for extra yardage. He is strong for his build, and his acceleration aids that strength to run through hits or grabs by a defender.

Wright adjusts well to the ball and tracks vertical passes at a high level. He ran by many college cornerbacks who gave him a cushion, without the aid of trickery. He showed that he understood how to find open zones in the Baylor offense, but his change of direction is so good that he will eventually thrive against man coverage.

His routes need refinement. He needs to be more careful about [Read the rest here]

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