The Vikings finally decided to add WR depth in the 4th round with the Selection of Jarius Wright. This looks like a quality pick because Wright is a 4-year starter at a big name school in Arkansas. The only issue that I have with the pick is that to me it seems like Wright plays the same position as our current best receiver, Percy Harvin. That doesn’t mean it is a wasted pick and Wright can certainly be a contributor to this team. Wright finished his career at Arkansas with 168 receptions for 2934 yards and 24 touchdowns. Wright is also somewhat of a burner with his coaches claiming he ran a 4.27 second 40-time. However, at the combine he only managed to run a 4.42. Check out some of Wright’s strengths and weaknesses. 


Good initial burst and change of direction

Runs sharp routes with great cuts

Good hands


Lacks ideal size and strength (5’10” and only 11 reps at 225 bench)

Struggles against press coverage

Not much of an option on special teams