K.J. Wright scouting report

K.J Wright OLB Mississippi State
Ht: 6’3″

Wt: 245

Strengths:
Plenty of experience against top competition. Three-year starter who also saw significant playing time as a freshman. Prototypical size for strong-side linebacker in a 4-3 scheme. Plays much faster than his timed speed. Team captain.
Weaknesses:
Lacks elite upper body strength; struggles to shed blockers and can get pushed around too easily at times. Limited ability as a pass rusher; doesn’t have the quickness off the snap to get into the backfield consistently. Coverage ability is average at best; has the speed, but lacks the fluidity to stay with more athletic tight ends and running backs.
Comments:
Wright is a decent mid-round prospect who could be a quality backup at the next level. He lacks the elite physical tools to project as a starter, but has the size and enough speed to offer something in a reserve role. He also has the skills set which should make him a quality special teams player, which will help him hold down a job in the NFL. He isn’t anything special as a prospect, but you could do a lot worse in the mid-rounds if you need to add depth at linebacker.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 Comments Off

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