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2024 Dallas Cowboys Draft Guide | Cornerbacks

2024 Dallas Cowboys Draft Guide | Cornerbacks

RB: Jaylen Wright | Tennessee

Running Backs
  • Height: 5-10
  • Weight: 210
  • School: Tennessee
  • Class: Junior
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Wright possesses pure speed and athleticism. His 4.38 40-yard dash at the combine was about as quick as it gets at the position. You can see that speed on film when he hits a hole. Solid decision-maker with the ball. Also able to separate as a receiver At 5-foot-10 and 210 pounds, he looks more like a wide receiver at times than he does a running back. Needs to put on some weight before taking recurring hits in the NFL game. Struggled to see cutback lanes develop, which led to early tackles.

OVERVIEW: One of the top athletes to take the scouting combine field this year, Wright backed up his solid tape with a memorable week in Indianapolis. He finished with 40-yard dash, broad jump and vertical jump numbers in the 90th percentile for running backs. That, paired with the same breakaway speed and agility, helped him to an FBS-high 7.93 yards per carry for running backs in 2023, a number that was only second among all players to Heisman Trophy winner Jayden Daniels.