Take a look at many of the 2012 NFL mock draft being put out this time of year and one will see Baylor Bears wide receiver Kendall Wright go somewhere in the 20-30 range of the first round. That's led Wright to be suggested as a possible pick for the Denver Broncos, who will pick no worse than No. 25 (barring a trade up). In SB Nation's latest 2012 NFL mock draft, though, Wright is off the board at No. 22 to the Cleveland Browns, pairing him with No. 4 overall pick and Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin.
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But Wright is apparently moving up draft boards already, according to Tony Pauline. Some scouts are already talking of Wright in better regard than Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon:
When teams look at Wright’s film they see the entire receiver package; great speed, quickness, acceleration and more than anything else- tremendous hands. He’s graded as a terrific route runner with barely any stiffness in his game and a prospect that understands the position.
Wright also has the stats to back all of that up, compiling 108 receptions for 1,663 and 14 touchdowns as a senior.. If he is shooting up draft boards already, Wright will be well out of reach for the Broncos come the end of April.
Besides, receiver isn't of the utmost concern in the first round. While Demaryius Thomas could use a better option on the other side of the field (Eric Decker is better as the No. 3 receiver), that concern doesn't need to be addressed in the first round.
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