Film Study: This clip is a perfect example of how Wright's instant acceleration makes him so dangerous after the catch. He makes his first cut hard to the left and is already at full speed, so the defense has no chance to recover. This is the kind of play that gets you excited about this kid.
Overall: Wright's acceleration is a tremendous asset. He has the ability to get to full speed almost instantly. He routinely shows that his elite acceleration in and out of breaks creates separation from the defender, both before and after the catch. After bursting off the line of scrimmage, he is at full speed within a few steps, and eating up the initial cushion created by the defender.
Film Study: The balance and agility it takes to make the play in this clip is remarkable. One obviously astounding part is the tight rope act he performs down the sideline, but the whole play shows his amazing agility. First he is able to get open by making a quick swim move to get inside the defender, and then he adjusts to a high throw. Wright then is able to make two defenders miss tackles in the open field because of his agility and balance. After that, his skills are on full display as he is able to tight rope for nearly 20 yards.
Overall: Wright has an ability to utilize his agility and balance with or without the ball. He gets in and out of his breaks smoothly and with fluidity. This attribute is a big reason why he is so explosive in the open field. He is able to make sudden cuts and breaks while maintaining balance and speed. This is an elite element of Wright's game.
: Watch this clip here. Wright makes the catch, the cornerback falls down, and then the safety comes to make the tackle. Even though the safety has a great angle to make the tackle, Wright's speed immobilizes the great angle, and the safety fails to make the tackle. Overall: Wright is projected to run a 4.3-4.4, 40 at the combine. That is an elite speed. More importantly than that, he plays very fast in pads and separates himself from defenders with ease.
Not only does Wright posses incredible deep speed, he has short area quickness and acceleration that are unmatched in this draft by non-slot WRs. His 4.45 pro day time was closer to his actual game-speed than his "official" combine time (4.61).
Wright's agility, acceleration and vision are top-notch. He always gets yards after the catch with a quick move. Defenders look nervous about attacking him and missing. Instead, you'll see defenders try to corral Wright to keep him from gaining too many extra yards
Extremely dangerous with the ball in his hands. Wright can take a screen pass to the house or fly past the secondary for a long score. It's very hard to overthrow Wright on a deep pass with his speed and catching radius. He knows how to keep his feet in bounds and can pull of spectacular catches regularly
Accelerates quickly and smoothly, gets to top speed within the first ten yards
The first thing that jumps out on film is the impressive body control Wright exhibits on a regular basis. Whether he's making tough plays in traffic or simply adjusting on the fly to an inaccurately thrown ball, he seems to do everything at full speed. He's extremely fast, has good acceleration and, if he sees daylight, he's gone. He's moves laterally very well and has a natural ability to make people miss. Basically, he's a YAC machine.
- Top speed, one of the fastest players in the game every time he hits the field