2012 Rookie WRs: Kendall Wright, Tennessee Titans
By Jeff Tefertiller
Posted June 20th, 2012

Strengths: Wright is a dynamic play-maker as a receiver and a returner. At Baylor, he was able to beat defenses deep as well as take crossing patterns for big gains. Wright has extreme speed and quickness. In college, few defenders were able to stay within a step or two of him.

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Weaknesses: The big knock on Wright is his size. At only 5'10", and a mere 196 pounds, the rookie receiver can be pushed around some. Further, his work habits were called into question when Wright showed up at the NFL combine with 22% body fat and then ran a 4.6-second 40-yard dash. He plays much faster than that combine time and ran faster at Baylor's pro day. The fact still remains that Wright needs to get in the weight room and develop good conditioning habits.

2012 Outlook: Wright may not even get drafted in many redraft leagues. He plays on a team that runs the ball as much as it passes. Tennessee has a budding superstar wideout in Kenny Britt and Nate Washington starting on the other side. There may not be enough pass targets for Wright to be a fantasy factor this season as long as Britt stays out of the news and healthy.

Dynasty Outlook: The Titan rookie will get his chance to shine in the next two or three years. Wright's future is bright. It just may take a couple of seasons for the Titans to learn how best to utilize Wright's skills on offense.

NFL Comparison: With his exceptional quickness, Wright reminds us of Steve Smith in Carolina. While many get caught up in worrying about Smith's size, he still produces. Smith's breakout season was his third in the league, finishing as WR15. Wright is on the same career path.

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