100 in 100: Major Wright (93 of 100)

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Major Wright is a free safety that played for the Florida Gators this past season. He was one of many reasons that helped fellow teammate cornerback Joe Haden's stock be is high as it currently is. Wright is roughly the same size as Texas Free Safety Earl Thomas.

The Florida Gator Free Safety had a fairly successful college career and started on the 2008 National Championship Team. As a freshman in 2007, Wright was a starter for 7 of the 13 games. That year he had 67 tackles and was able to knock the ball loose 4 times with explosive hits. The following year in 2008, Wright was named the full-time starter. He had an excellent season with 55 tackles and 4 interceptions; he took one of the four back to the house. 2009, Wright'a production fell off some and we saw a few more of the other guys getting playing time like Ahmad Black and Will Hill.

Wright has very good instinct to the ball no matter if it's a run or a pass. Right now, his stock is not very high, or as high as it would have been had he had a better '09 Season but that could just make for a nice steal for whoever drafts him.

Below, we'll look at Wrights stats, highlights, and I'll provide a projection.

 

This isn't a very long highlight video but it showcases Wright's instinct to hit and get after the ball quite well.

 

CAREER STATS:

 

2009 Regular Season Game Log Tackles Fumbles Interceptions
DATE OPP RESULT TOT SOLO AST SACK STF STFY FF BK INT YDS AVG LNG TD PD
9/5 Charleston Southern W 62-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0
9/12 Troy W 56-6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
9/19 Tennessee W 23-13 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
9/26 @Kentucky W 41-7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 33 33.0 33 0 0
10/10 @LSU W 13-3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
10/17 Arkansas W 23-20 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
10/24 @Mississippi State W 29-19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 1 0 0
10/31 Georgia W 41-17 Did Not Play or did not accumulate any stats.
11/7 Vanderbilt W 27-3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
11/14 @South Carolina W 24-14 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
11/21 FIU W 62-3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1
11/28 Florida State W 37-10 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
12/5 @Alabama L 32-13 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0

2009 Postseason Game Log Tackles Fumbles Interceptions
BOWL OPP RESULT TOT SOLO AST SACK STF STFY FF BK INT YDS AVG LNG TD PD
ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL Cincinnati W 51-24 Did Not Play or did not accumulate any stats.

 

SUMMARY AND PROJECTION:

Wright has average size and above average instinct. Mike Mayock is always talking about how good Earl Thomas' instinct is to the ball and because he has received so much attention, Wright has been overshadowed. He does tackle much better than Thomas though and when he is in the open field, there are no hesitations to lay a big pop on someone even if they are bigger than he is. He sheds blocks well, and is able to weave his way in and out of traffic exceptionally. Wrights speed is on par with where it should be at the NFL level. He's not a burner but he did qualify as a top performer in the 40-yard dash at the 2010 NFL Combine with a 4.48. The one weakness he does have is his man-to-man coverage skills. He often gets beat when he has to cover a receiver one-on-one but does well against the slower tight ends. He measured in at 5'11" and weighed in at 206 LBS.

Possibilities -- 3rd Round: Picks 65-98, 4th Round: Picks 99-114.

 

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