Florida's Major wright ran a 4.48 forty at the combine and pushed 14 reps at the bench, but he is also being projected as a strong safety at the NFL level. Considered a late 2nd or early 3rd round prospect, the biggest knocks on Wright seem to be his hips and his backpedaling, as well as taking bad angles, and not being the best tackler. He performed poorly in workouts both while backpedaling and transitioning out of his breaks. At the NFL level, that could equate into getting burned regularly. All of this kind of makes an observer wonder why Wright is foregoing his senior year to enter the draft early.
Known as a big hitter, Wright has excelled at every level, thus far. He played for a state championship in high school (his team lost in double overtime after coming back from a 28-7 deficit in a game he still lists as his most memorable game), and won the BCS National Championship with Florida in 2008. And the kid seems to have the confidence to believe he will excel at the NFL level, as well. But that isn't to imply he has a big head. By all accounts, Major is a humble man, and has the intangibles that could make him a leader and a star in the NFL.
Wright has played free safety since his high school, so he hasn't had the DMS issues that some of the other FS prospects have dealt with. And he has appeared in all 41 games since his true freshman season, starting in 33 games, so durability isn't an issue, either. He's been downplayed as a ball-hawking safety, but has contributed 12 turnovers in three seasons with the Gators. He's his stats......
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Wright has a lot of question marks, and a lot is riding on the intangibles. He's being projected anywhere from the 3rd round to the 5th round and later. What do you think?
Should the Bears draft Florida's Major Wright?
Yes, in the 3rd round (25 votes)
Yes, in the 4th round (21 votes)
Yes, if he's available in the 5th round or later (22 votes)
No (12 votes)
80 total votes