2012 NFL Draft - Pick 20: Kendall Wright, WR, Tennessee Titans

by Nicholas Minnix on April 26, 2012 @ 19:46:49 PDT


The Tennessee Titans selected Baylor wide receiver Kendall Wright with the 20th overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Tennessee Titans WR Kendall Wright
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Fantasy Analysis: Wright gives the Titans a speedy, agile alternative to Kenny Britt, who's recovering from a torn ACL and may be ahead of schedule. It's also clear that the Titans want to give Matt Hasselbeck and, perhaps very soon, Jake Locker a bevy of quality targets.

The presumption is that Tennessee would like to see Wright become their No. 2 receiver, assuming that Britt is healthy. Wright's lack of size doesn't prevent him from stretching the field, although it could prove to be a problem if he sees a lot of press coverage.

This pick should make Nate Washington and Damian Williams depth pieces down the road, if not immediately. But they represent the kind of receivers that fantasy players should like to see their QBs have at their disposal at those positions on the depth chart. If Jared Cook continues to evolve, the Titans' passer should be an attractive gamble as a QB2.

If Locker proves ready to take the reins in 2012, his mobility could make it difficult for defenses to account for Tennessee's weapons - again, assuming that things come together on a couple of fronts. Wright's pairing with Locker could make him feel somewhat at home since Robert Griffin III was his QB last year.

Wright will probably be tough to draft as much more than a WR4 or WR5 for fantasy football purposes. He'll need some time to adapt to a pro-style offense and to assert his position in the Titans' pecking order. If he proves to be a quick learner, he could move up.

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