2012 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor

by Cory J. Bonini on January 31, 2012 @ 14:51:02 PDT


Baylor wideout Kendall Wright is a fiery player with a lot of promise at the next level. He enters the 2012 NFL Draft as one of the highest rated senior prospects at his position.

Wright has snagged 186 receptions for 2,615 yards and 21 scores in the past two seasons for the Bears.

Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
A stud at the next level?


  • Raw speed and quickness out of his breaks
  • Natural receiver - fluid catching over his shoulders and snares the ball away from his body
  • Physical, willing blocker
  • Excellent balance and body control
  • Not afraid of going over the middle
  • Stronger than his frame suggests - breaks a lot of tackles
  • Tough - played through knee, ankle and shoulder injuries in 2011
  • Ultra-productive as a senior - 108 receptions, 1,663 yards and 14 touchdowns
  • Plays all over the field
  • Has a knack for separating from the defender
  • Fierce competitor and respected team leader
  • Instinctual, with situational awareness
  • Experienced
  • Versatile - has been productive rushing the ball and even passing it


  • Small hands - has had bouts with dropping passes
  • Overly enthusiastic on the field - has drawn his fair share of excessive celebration flags
  • One-year wonder? How much did he benefit from having the Heisman Trophy winner throwing to him?
  • An unrefined route runner
  • At 5-foot-10, 190 pounds, he could struggle with press-man jams
  • Needs to transition to a pro-style offense

Expected draft placement

Wright (ankle) did not participate in the Senior Bowl but is expected to be a go at the Scouting Combine. As long as his ankle is where it needs to be, expect a mid-to-low first-round draft placement in April.

Teams that could be interested in Wright include the Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans, San Francisco 49ers, Chicago Bears, Tennessee Titans and Denver Broncos.

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About Cory J. Bonini

Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.

Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.

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