This is the official scouting report page for Arkansas wide receiver Jarius Wright. Be sure to check out our scouting report page here at NFL Mocks.
5’10 182 pounds, 31.5 inch arms, 8.5 inch hands (small hands)
4.42 forty yard dash, 11 bench press reps, 38 inch vertical jump, 120 inch broad jump, 6.93 3 cone drill, 4.03 20 yard shuttle
Scouting Report (Sayre Bedinger/Andrew Vincent)
Wright may the least known of the great WR corps at Arkansas but he just may be the best. Wright quietly caught 42 passes for 788 yards and five touchdowns. Wright is the best route runner on the team and very sure handed. During the spring Wright also timed the fastest 40 yard dash time of the razorbacks, 4.27. Wright doesn’t have ideal size for the NFL, but with the onslaught of successful smaller recievers lately Wright might be worth a look. Wright is also very well spoken, has the same type of like-ability that DJ Williams (TE, Green Bay Packers) has.
Jarius Wright will be an interesting story to watch this year. How will all of these supremely talented receivers respond to losing star QB Ryan Mallett? Well, if the scouting report Andrew provided is accurate, then this guy could be a very successful NFL player. He will need to prove that he can contribute on special teams in some way, but if he is a good route runner and sure-handed, there is a spot for him in the NFL, especially with that speed. It sounds as though he is in the mold of an Eddie Royal type, both on the field and off in terms of character.
PROS: Speed in spades, big play ability, always improving, ability to contribute in the return game, hands, route-running ability, working the slot, getting open on 3rd down, reliable
CONS: Size is the biggest issue, needs to add bulk without losing quickness, can he hold up against NFL cornerbacks?