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WR Jarius Wright - Minnesota Vikings

5-10, 182Born: 11-25-1989College: ArkansasDrafted: Round 4

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17 at GB 28 0 0 0 3 2 21 0 0 2.1
18 vs SEA 0 0 0 0 3 1 9 0 0 0.9

Recent Game Summaries

2015 Week 18 vs SEA (3 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Wright only saw the ball a few times, two of which were batted balls and never reached him and another of which was not a great pass but drew a defensive pass interference penalty in the third quarter.

2015 Week 17 vs GB (3 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)

Wright made a lazy drop early in the game on a route down the sideline where Teddy Bridgewater dropped the ball in perfect placement along the line, but Wright played it too casually and was unable to keep both feet in while securing the ball. Beyond that Wright was pretty quiet.

2015 Week 16 vs NYG (3 / 3 / 57 / 0 rec)

Wright caught all three of his passes Sunday evening, and did a very good job on his first catch of continuing to try and get open as Teddy Bridgewater scrambled. As the Vikings focused on the run game, Wright's role was minimal.

2015 Week 15 vs CHI (3 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)

Wright lined up in the slot most of the day and was successful when Teddy Bridgewater needed him to be. He ran decent routes and showed off good hands on his catches, but is firmly mired behind Stefon Diggs, Mike Wallace and tight end Kyle Rudolph.

2015 Week 14 vs ARI (6 / 5 / 51 / 0 rec)

Wright's biggest play of the day was just about the worst one possible, as he had the ball punched out of his grasp while he was trying to advance it after a catch in the second quarter. Luckily for him, the Cardinals didn't take advantage of the turnover, but the Vikings were in field goal range and could have used that three points down the stretch.

2015 Week 13 vs SEA (2 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)

Wright had a couple of nice catches along the sideline, but was otherwise unable to break free in time for Teddy Bridgwater to find him and deliver the ball.

2015 Week 12 vs ATL (2 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)

Wright made a pair of nice catches--one for a first down--but is too far down in the pecking order to have any real impact on a regular basis.

2015 Week 11 vs GB (5 / 4 / 50 / 0 rec)

Wright caught all four of his real targets, with the fifth one coming as a ball Teddy Bridgewater was going to throw away. Wright did a great job of catching the ball and then adding some yards when he could afterwards. With Charles Johnson still not totally back in the swing of things and Mike Wallace having issues in eleven weeks in, Wright occasionally is a bigger part of the offense than was expected but not consistently so.

2015 Week 10 vs OAK (2 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)

Along with the rest of the receivers, Jarius Wright was held back by gameplan and defensive scheme. His only action was a screen pass at the end of the first half.

2015 Week 9 vs STL (3 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)

Like most of the team, Wright had a relatively quite day though he was the target on a very nice pass from teddy Bridgewater early on. On the play, Wright was bracketed by James Laurinaitis and Lamarcus Joyner, but Bridgewater trusted that he could make the pass and that Wright would make the play. Bridgewater was right and delivered a strike to Wright, who caught it. Wright did have a drop in the fourth, when Shaun Hill had taken over for an injured Bridgewater and was held on a deep pass in the second quarter, though there was no flag.

2015 Week 8 vs CHI (2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Wright is coming off a concussion and saw very little action. With Stefon Diggs ascendant and Charles Johnson returning, Wright is not going to see much action going forward either.

2015 Week 7 vs DET (6 / 3 / 31 / 0 rec)

Jarius Wright made some great catches while under pressure from defenders, twice snagging the ball while draped by a defender. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater knows he can depend on Wright to make every effort to make the catch and can take a few chances near Wright, as he will battle for the ball. He's firmly behind Mike Wallace and Stefon Diggs and will probably be behind Charles Johnson when the latter is fully back, but Bridgewater will look for him when he needs a sure thing on a shorter route.

2015 Week 6 vs KC (3 / 2 / 69 / 0 rec)

Wright is still much lower in the pecking order than Mike Wallace or (at least right now) Stefon Diggs, but he still manages some impact plays. On one play--a 52-yard catch in the first quarter--Wright blew past his defender on a 'go' route and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater hit him in stride which allowed Wright to gain another 25 yards or so after the catch. Wright also made a nice catch on a short slant and took it for a first down.

2015 Week 3 vs SD (4 / 3 / 28 / 0 rec)

Wright is doing good work for the Vikings on crossing patterns underneath that allow him to get yards after the catch, but he is just a role player in this offense.

2015 Week 2 vs DET (2 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec, 1 / 29 / 0 rush)

Jarius Wright's first catch was on a dime thrown by Teddy Bridgewater in the first quarter. On the play, Wright ran a 15-yard out route, ending up close to the sideline. Bridgewater placed the ball perfectly where Wright was the only one who could make a play on the ball. Wright also showed off some speed on a reverse near the end of that same quarter, as he took the ball and then went outside (with some help from a Bridgewater block), outrunning defenders until he was brought down after gaining 29 yards.

2015 Week 1 vs SF (4 / 1 / 27 / 0 rec)

Wright was bracketed by good coverage all evening, with his one catch coming with the defense playing a prevent at the end of the first half. Wright was also the target on a wildly overthrown ball in the middle of the first quarter that, if it had been a better pass, might have been intercepted anyway.


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