The Bears were the last team to arrive at the draft party, finally grabbing a pick at #75. It should come as no surprise that the Bears took a safety, Major Wright out of Florida. He checks in at 5’11″ and 206 lbs. Here’s his Overview from NFL.com:
Wright has good size, strength and toughness for the safety position. He is an instinctive defender that fills the alley quickly versus the run. He is a good open field tackler and can be physical to deliver a big hit. Wright reads route progressions well and is solid leveraging the ball in zone coverage’s. He can be inconsistent to shed blockers and will need to improve in this phase of his game at the next level. Wright doesn’t have great speed or agility which may limit his ability to be effective in zone coverage. Wright is a good football player that wins with toughness, instincts and technique but may lack the pure athleticism to break into a starting roll at the next level.
He could struggle in zone coverage and lacks athleticism? After reading that, it doesn’t seem like he fits the Bears’ prototype.
Here’s a little preview of what we might expect from our newest Chicago Bear:
Welcome aboard Major and…
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