"Wright's athletic, quick out of his break and has excellent ball skills. He has the speed to hang with receivers down the field. He does get beat more often than you'd like, in part because he loses too many jump-ball battles. His tackling needs some work, although he's not bad for a cornerback. Despite that he dos have the ability to be an effective slot cornerback. Overall he's an above average starter, if he can stay healthy and out of trouble off the field."
Sander from Bucs Nation
""He's pretty good inside because he's physical and can tackle," [GM Martin] Mayhew said when asked if Wright is better inside or outside. "Inside, there's a lot going on. You have to be keyed in to your run keys and pass keys, so there's a lot more happening inside.
"You have a lot of different responsibilities. You're blitzing one time, you may be in man coverage, sometimes you run with motion, sometimes you don't, so there's a lot more thought process that goes on inside and he handled that pretty well for us."
Wright is an instinctive player and seems to be much more comfortable working in the middle of the field."
"It seems likely that Wright will get a lot of opportunities in the slot against Carlos Rogers. Vic Fangio is a fan of Rogers' work in the slot, but if a younger, potentially more athletic cornerback can do a better job, changes are going to happen.
I followed up with Sander about Wright's work last year, and while he did play some slot, he ended up spending more time outside in part because the Bucs did not face a lot of great slot receivers. Coming to San Francisco, that will not quite be the case. Just within the division, the 49ers will face the likes of Tavon Austin and Percy Harvin. The slot corner will be as important as anybody in the secondary some weeks."
Seems like an ok signing, getting crowded at DB.
[ Edited by ChaunceyGardner on Jul 19, 2013 at 4:49 PM ]