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    Jets sign Rodrique Wright (DL)

    [quote]Rodrique Wright-DL-Jets Mar. 16 - 10:25 am et

    Jets signed DE Rodrique Wright, formerly of the Dolphins.
    Wright was out of football in 2009 after failing to make the Dolphins' roster. At 6'5/300, Wright has enough size to play defensive end in the Jets' 3-4, but the once highly regarded Texas Longhorn has never met expectations.
    Source: scout.com [/quote]

    Probably just a camp body... and because it was my first thought so i had to look it up, no, he's not the guy Nick Saban made cry in his first practice, that was Manuel Wright.

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    as I recall, he got progressively fatter during his dolphin stay and was a disappointment


    maybe, like Rex he has decided to get into better shape this time

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    As you said Ven0m, probably just a camp body, and that is worse case scenario. Best case scenario he steps up to the plate, Rex and Pettine get something good out of him, and he makes the roster. A 6'5, 300lb DL can play either NT or DE in this D.

    Maybe the year off helped clear his head and made him realize what kind of an opportunity he has. His numbers in 2007 weren't all that bad.

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    Sounds like just a camp body. We really need a stud DE who can generate some pressure on the QB. Once Jenkins went down last season our front line (solid against the run) but couldn't generate any type of rush, which is why we had to blitz so damn much.

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    Rodrique Wright Grade: [B]3.52[/B]
    Ht., Wt.: [B]6-5, 300[/B]
    40 Time: [B]5.14[/B]
    Selected by: [B][URL="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2006/draft/teams/dolphins.html"] Miami Dolphins[/URL]
    [URL="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2006/draft/breakdowns/by_round/7.html"] Round 7[/URL], pick 18 (226 overall)[/B]
    [B]
    BIO:[/B] Four-year starter awarded All-Conference honors since his sophomore campaign and All-American honors the past two years. Senior totals included 46/13/4.5 after 36/3/1 as a junior. Career-best numbers of 80/12/7.5 came as a sophomore.

    [B]POSITIVES:[/B] Athletic defensive tackle who makes plays in all directions of the field. Quick off the snap and tough to move off the point. Wedges between double-team blocks, slides off opponents laterally and redirects to the action. Flashes power, pushing opponents off the ball.

    [B]NEGATIVES:[/B] Does not play with a sense of urgency and seemingly gives up on plays after being initially blocked. Must improve his hand technique.

    [B]ANALYSIS:[/B] Flashing dominance in spurts, Wright has watched his play level off the past two seasons. Offers a great amount of upside yet needs to be consistently prodded.

    [B]PROJECTION:[/B] Mid Fourth Round

    [URL]http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2006/draft/players/18947.html[/URL]

    [B]Grading System[/B]

    [B]6.0 to 5.00 -- Franchise Prospect --[/B] A player who can change the course of a game and a consistent performer. Multiple Pro-Bowl possibilities and top ten selection. Top five pick and very rare.
    [B]4.99 to 4.10 -- Quality Prospect --[/B] Someone that consistently gives good performances. Occasional Pro-Bowl appearances.
    [B]4.09 to 3.75 -- First-Year Contributor --[/B] Prospect that has the ability to make plays from the get-go and start early into his rookie season.
    [B]3.74 to 3.45 -- Future Starter --[/B] A good athlete that must learn to be a football player or someone who is an “overachiever”. Quality prospect with long term potential
    [B]3.44 to 3.35 -- Fence Player --[/B] Prospect on the fence that has the skills and abilities to succeed but needs time and patience to develop those skills to the fullest.
    [B]3.34 to 2.99 -- Practice Squad --[/B] Late-round player that must develop his talents on the practice squad and NFL Europe.
    [B]2.98 to 2.40 -- Free Agent --[/B] Player who will make a 60 or 80 man roster.

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    He's talented....

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    I was just going to ask when the Jets were going to sign a DE as they have been covering their bases in most other areas. Who knows after a year out of football this guy might suddenly be highly motivated. Depth or a camp body.

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    He wasn't on any team in 2009 and he didn't play in any games in 2008?

    [url]http://www.nfl.com/players/rodriquewright/careerstats?id=WRI647059[/url]

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    Maybe a Rex project, hoping to turn lead into gold...?

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    [QUOTE=quantum;3528418]Maybe a Rex project, hoping to turn lead into gold...?[/QUOTE]

    I think the Jets are hoping for bronze

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    [QUOTE=C Mart;3528419]I think the Jets are hoping for bronze[/QUOTE]

    You may be underestimating the power of the Rex. :yes:

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    Howard Green turned out to be a solid player for us. Now Wright is younger and seems to have more natural talent. Solid, low risk signing...

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    Wright was a gamer at UT. He was an excellent talent with issues (on and off the field). The talent is there, but can he be motivated to play at an NFL level? Big question mark, but worth bringing to camp. He will either crap out early or finally live up to his potential - though I would be surprised if he does.

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    Classic low risk/high reward move.

    He has tremendous natural ability. If they can't get him to reach his potential, he gets cut without penalty.

    I like it.

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    Rodrique was one time the man at Texas. After his junior year he started getting projected as top 5-10 overall pick, but fell off the face of the earth his senior year and was drafted in the 7th round by the phins and did nothing for them.

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    Unmotivated and doesnt play with urgency/passion.

    Don;t we already have a DE like that in Ghost-ton?

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    GREAT signing.

    high reward, low risk. Still relatively young at 26 with natural talent. He was the man at Texas and maybe that went to his head back then.

    Kinda like Shonne Greene, was out of football and maybe NOW realizes what he had and will play twice as hard to keep it this time.

    Worst case scenario, great practice body for Mangold to go up against.


    Keep loooking under those rocks Tanny, you're gonna eventually find gold.:yes:

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    [QUOTE=Warfish;3528613]Unmotivated and doesnt play with urgency/passion.

    Don;t we already have a DE like that in Ghost-ton?[/QUOTE]

    Except this guy isn't earning big $$$$$ :)

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    [QUOTE=Warfish;3528613]Unmotivated and doesnt play with urgency/passion.

    Don;t we already have a DE like that in Ghost-ton?[/QUOTE]

    Yeah the only difference is one guy was taken #6 overall and the other guy was just signed off the street. Not exactly comparing apples to apples here.

    Oh yeah, and they play different positions. Sort of. Neither one actually "plays" much, but one is 6'5" 300 and is a 3-4 DE while Ghost is a 6'3" 265 3-4 OLB.

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    [QUOTE=C Mart;3528340]Rodrique Wright Grade: [B]3.52[/B]
    Ht., Wt.: [B]6-5, 300[/B]
    40 Time: [B]5.14[/B]
    Selected by: [B][URL="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2006/draft/teams/dolphins.html"] Miami Dolphins[/URL]
    [URL="http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2006/draft/breakdowns/by_round/7.html"] Round 7[/URL], pick 18 (226 overall)[/B]
    [B]
    BIO:[/B] Four-year starter awarded All-Conference honors since his sophomore campaign and All-American honors the past two years. Senior totals included 46/13/4.5 after 36/3/1 as a junior. Career-best numbers of 80/12/7.5 came as a sophomore.

    [B]POSITIVES:[/B] Athletic defensive tackle who makes plays in all directions of the field. Quick off the snap and tough to move off the point. Wedges between double-team blocks, slides off opponents laterally and redirects to the action. Flashes power, pushing opponents off the ball.

    [B]NEGATIVES:[/B] [B][SIZE="4"]Does not play with a sense of urgency and seemingly gives up on plays after being initially blocked. Must improve his hand technique.[/SIZE][/B]

    [B]ANALYSIS:[/B] Flashing dominance in spurts, Wright has watched his play level off the past two seasons. Offers a great amount of upside yet needs to be consistently prodded.

    [B]PROJECTION:[/B] Mid Fourth Round

    [URL]http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2006/draft/players/18947.html[/URL]

    [B]Grading System[/B]

    [B]6.0 to 5.00 -- Franchise Prospect --[/B] A player who can change the course of a game and a consistent performer. Multiple Pro-Bowl possibilities and top ten selection. Top five pick and very rare.
    [B]4.99 to 4.10 -- Quality Prospect --[/B] Someone that consistently gives good performances. Occasional Pro-Bowl appearances.
    [B]4.09 to 3.75 -- First-Year Contributor --[/B] Prospect that has the ability to make plays from the get-go and start early into his rookie season.
    [B]3.74 to 3.45 -- Future Starter --[/B] A good athlete that must learn to be a football player or someone who is an “overachiever”. Quality prospect with long term potential
    [B]3.44 to 3.35 -- Fence Player --[/B] Prospect on the fence that has the skills and abilities to succeed but needs time and patience to develop those skills to the fullest.
    [B]3.34 to 2.99 -- Practice Squad --[/B] Late-round player that must develop his talents on the practice squad and NFL Europe.
    [B]2.98 to 2.40 -- Free Agent --[/B] Player who will make a 60 or 80 man roster.[/QUOTE]

    Great........so he's related to Vernon Golston ? :rolleyes:

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