October 1, 2016

People Are Talking: Eric Wright, CB, UNLV

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Year: Junior Height: 5’10 Weight: 192 40 Time: 4.36 Stats: NCAA

BSMW GAME DAY BOARD (as of 4/1/07) – Rank: 53rd Mock Median: 47.0 (4 mocks) Lo: 42 Hi: 52 Most Frequent: 52 (Rams, 2 mocks)

BSMW SUMMARY (as of 4/1/07)

The profiles say Wright is a natural athlete with very good speed and acceleration, allowing him to stay with receivers and close on the ball. But it’s also thought that he’s not a very disciplined player, which causes him to get beat in coverage and get sloppy with his tackling. Described as kind of thin, and is not considered a physical player at all. Durability is a concern. Not a very long track record, either, having played just two seasons. The big issue here seems to be character – first, he played just nine games at UNLV after transferring (and sitting out a year) from USC. He left that program under suspicion for date rape, which wasn’t helped by the stash of Ecstacy that was later discovered in his apartment. Nice. So why are we even talking about this guy? Because the Pats invited Wright in for one of their pre-draft visits, that’s why. I love the position, I love the speed, but unless Wright blew the Pats away with his maturity and poise, I’m going to guess they could probably name a few prospects they like better. The mocks see Wright as a second round player, but would you be surprised to see a player with these sorts of questions still sitting there on Sunday?

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