K.J. Wright Scouting Report
K.J. Wright
K.J. Wright - Mississippi St. (HT: 6-4 - WT: 250)
Combine 40: N/A - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 13 of 30

Positives: Excellent production in last three years at Mississippi State (251 tackles, eight sacks), showed improvement each season in school... Has a good mix of size and speed, bulk is above-average... Has good quickness in most facets of the game, is able to run with most tight ends in coverage, has the ability to get to the quarterback when asked to blitz... Plays with a lot of passion and desire, has a mean streak and the ability to make a big hit... Stacks and sheds pretty well when taking on blockers, uses big frame to his advantage... Is a good athlete for his size... Is a pretty good wrap-up tackler, does not miss a lot of tackles near the line, although open-field tackling could be a little better... Durability is not an issue, has not missed time due to injury... Good in play pursuit, has a solid motor and enough speed to get back into the play.

Negatives: Takes some poor angles when tackling and blitzing, can be somewhat out of control when closing in on a target... Can get a little high at times, has a tall frame and needs to lower pad level when tackling and taking on blockers... Not great against the misdirection game, instincts are average and change-of-direction skills could be better, will get out of position too regularly... Needs to be more fluid when scraping through traffic... Will not be relied on much in the pass coverage game, is adequate in coverage, but will be utilized as more of a pass rusher on third downs.

Totals   258 131 127 22½ 8 3 0 1 0
2007 Mississippi St.   7 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 Mississippi St.   72 37 35 9 4 1 0 0 0
2009 Mississippi St.   81 40 41 1 1 0 1 0
2010 Mississippi St.   98 51 47 8 3 1 0 0 0

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