Scouting Report: Major Wright

Written by Will Spencer on April 6, 2010




Major Wright


Position: S School: Florida
Height: 5’11 1/2 Weight: 206 lbs
Class: Junior 40 time: 4.48

Overall Grade:

5.82

Draft Projection:

3rd Round


Non-position specific categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Height/Weight 6 5
Speed 8 7
Quickness/Agility 10 7.5
Strength/Explosion 10 6
Athletic Ability 8 6
Durability 8 7
Character 6 6
Production/Experience 6 4.5
Toughness 8 5
Potential 10 7


Defensive Back Specific Categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Ball Skills 10 6
Man Coverage 10 7
Zone Coverage 10 8
Tackling 6 4
Run Stopping 6 3
Hips/Lateral Movement 8 5.5
Physicality 6 4.5



Explanation of Player Grading System


Strengths

A true center-field safety that has decent range. Wright has above average ball skills. Good closing speed. Hips appear to be fluid and change of direction is not a problem. Can put a big hit on the receiver and break up the pass or cause a fumble. Does a decent job with man coverage but seems more comfortable playing center field in a zone scheme.

Weaknesses

Instincts and ability to read/diagnose are very limited. Will find himself out of position at times. Wright will break up more passes than he will make interceptions. Tackling is questionable. Goes for the big hit and fails to wrap up. Not big in run support. Would have liked to see more production from him with the talent laden defense at Florida.

Analysis

Wright really could have benefited from staying for his senior season, especially with this deep safety class. He has the physical tools needed to play the position but needs to continue to develop the finer points of the safety position. He’ll need to play free safety for a team as his tackling ability is limited. Wright can make an impact of special teams for an NFL club and this is probably how he’ll see the field at first. However, he does provide good depth at the free safety position and could be a nice addition for a team that has a solid veteran starter at the free safety spot that could help groom him.

Experience

Began starting halfway through his freshman season and started at free safety for Florida ever since.

Awards and Honors

2009: n/a
2008: n/a
2007: n/a

Academics

Unknown major at Florida.

Injuries

Suffered a broken thumb in 2007, but played with a cast and didn’t miss a game.


Career Stats
Year Tack Solo Asst Sack FF Int TD
2009 26 24 2 0 0 3 0
2008 57 31 26 0 0 4 1
2007 66 46 20 0 4 1 0






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Will Spencer

Will is the founder and President of Draft Breakdown & has been scouting draft prospects since 2002. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the USA Today Draft Preview Magazine, the official website of the Baltimore Ravens, Ravens Insider and The Orange and Brown Report. Will has previous playing experience as a defensive end in the AFA, is currently a member of the Football Writers Association of America and graduated from the SMWW Football Scouting course in 2009. See all posts by Will Spencer.