We’ve had plenty of information here about Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, who is currently leading my personal Heisman race, whatever that is worth to you.
A player we have not talked about really at all is emerging senior wide receiver Kendall Wright, who has been making plays all over the field for the Bears.
So far this season, the 5’10″ 190 pound playmaker has caught 40 passes for 621 yards and seven touchdowns. To give you an indication of just how good his 2011 campaign has been, so far his worst game came two weeks ago against Rice when he had 11 receptions for 108 yards and only one touchdown.
He had one of the coolest catch and run efforts I have probably ever seen from a college player last week against Kansas State, a game where he caught nine passes for 201 yards and three touchdowns. He also carried the ball once for a 19 yard gain.
Wright should be gaining steam as one of the top slot type receivers in this year’s draft. He has excellent speed, obviously is a reliable target, and can make plays after the catch. For whatever it’s worth, he’s also thrown a touchdown pass this year and has two career touchdowns through the air.
Make sure you get a chance to see #1 for the Baylor Bears, he’s a treat to watch.