Jarius Wright scouting report

Jarius Wright WR Arkansas #4
Ht: 5’10″

Wt: 176

Elite speed and quickness. Elusive in the open field. Runs crisp routes. A legitimate deep threat. Looks comfortable working the sideline. Does a great job adjusting on broken plays and coming back to the quarterback.  Does a nice job adjusting to poorly thrown balls. Impressive leaping ability allows him to be more effective in traffic down field than your typical undersized receiver. Seems to have strong awareness on the field; does a nice job finding soft spots in zone coverage. Experience lining up in the slot and out wide.
Has a tendency to catch with his body. Undersized; not a threat to break any tackles once he’s wrapped up. Limited effectiveness inside the red zone. Can be pushed around at the line of scrimmage. Missed time in 2011 with a knee injury.
Wright is an explosive receiver with the speed and athleticism to stretch the field, or be an effective slot receiver on underneath routes. He does struggle to get off the line of scrimmage at times when matched up with more physical cornerbacks, but if he’s used in the slot this shouldn’t be a serious concern as he won’t see many nickel corners with the size to shut him down. He may lack the skills of a No. 1, but he can be a great complimentary piece in the right offense.
2011 vs Texas A&M
2011 vs Mississippi State
2011 vs Vanderbilt 
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2012 Comments Off

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