Kendall Wright NFL Draft Profile

2012 NFL Draft Profiles

Kendall Wright, Senior, Wide Receiver, Baylor

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Saying Robert Griffin III overshadowed Kendall Wright in 2011 would not be strong enough of a description. By winning the Heisman Trophy and winning over the nation, RGIII made it seem like he was the entire Baylor offense, which was simply not the case. Wide receiver Kendall Wright had something to do with Griffin’s tremendous season.

Starting with a pretty productive freshman season, Wright has upped his catches and yardage totals each and every season since. Topping last year’s 78 reception, 952 yard season would take a herculean effort and that is just what Wright delivered. Kendall Wright finished as the best receiver in the Big 12 and third in the nation with a line of 108 catches for 1663 yards and 14 touchdowns. Although (relatively) small in stature, his good speed and hands helped turn Baylor into the offensive juggernaut it was in 2011.


Final Projection:

The thing that most hurts Kendall Wright’s draft stock happens to be the year he is graduating. The 2012 draft will be chock full of tremendous wide receivers, which could force Wright down towards the end of round two or even round three. Unless a specific team falls in love with him, teams may feel they can either get one of the franchise-changing receivers at the top of round one or play the waiting game to fill the position.

3/17/12 Update:

Wright did not do himself any favors at the NFL Combine. He had a great opportunity to boost his draft stock significantly and, at the least, cement his spot as one of the top three receivers in this class. His stock was on the rise, but it crashed down pretty quickly in Indianapolis. Wright ran a disappointing 4.61 40 and is now falling back to where he was before everybody started paying a lot more attention to him because of RGIII.


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