1. Chicago Bears got a talented athlete
When you look at Darnell Wright, he is a massive human being. According to the NFL combine he weighed over 330 pounds, and his frame looks thick and broad. That, combined with Tennessee running more gap and power last season had people thinking that he was not quick-footed enough for a top-ten pick. However, we learned at the NFL Combine that this was not the case.
The 40-yard dash is in the 93rd percentile for tackle prospects. The weight is 92nd percentile. When you combine running that elite of a 40 at that weight, it is something. Most tackles in his tier of speed weighted a few pounds less. Beyond that, he was elite in the broad, and at least above average in the vertical and shuttle drills.
Some of the best athletic comparisons for Wright include Jason Peters, Chad Clifton, Austin Jackson, Brandon Shell, Greg Robinson, and Christian Darrisaw. Some are hits, some are missed, but all of them are big-time athletes. So, do not let the weight, and the look of broad shoulders and a thick chest make you think this is just a lumbering player.
He has the quick feet to pass protect, and he has the speed to get out and run more zone concepts with the Chicago Bears than he did at Tennessee.