Sunday, April 29, 2012

Fourth Round: Vikings draft Arkansas WR Jarius Wright

Wright was a four-star Rivals high school prospect. He chose the University of Arkansas over Tennessee, Oklahoma, Mississippi, among others. Contributing as a true freshman, he recorded 19 catches for 348 yards and two touchdowns. In 2009, he caught 41 receptions for 681 yards and five touchdowns. In 2010 as a junior, 42 catches for 788 yards and five touchdowns. Wright had the most productive career for a receiver in Arkansas history in 2011, catching 66 catches for 1,117 yards to go along with 12 touchdowns.  He was an All-SEC selection his senior year having led the conference in receiving yards. 

"Small, but explosive game-breaking receiver who displays a variety of pass-catching skills...  Drops some catchable throws on occasion." 

"Has big-play ability — averaged more than 17 yards per catch over his career. Tough, confident and competitive... Has size limitations — can be outmuscled in traffic or outfought for jump balls."  

"Great speed and could be a good vertical receiver if put into the right offense... Needs to get stronger and has a hard time beating the jam at the line of scrimmage."

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