Rod Wright blurb stolen from another board

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Midswat, Jan 14, 2005.

  1. Midswat

    Midswat Benched

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    Got this from the GBN website.

    Clock ticking on undeclared underclassmen ...Underclassmen have only a day and a half or so to formally apply to the NFL for early admission to the 2005 draft with Saturday's deadline looming. Southern California junior QB Matt Leinart, who postponed his decision until this afternoon at 5:30 PM ET, of course remains, the key undeclared junior. Leinart, this year's Hesiman Trophy winner who led the Trojans to the national title, is expected to be one of the top 2-3 players selected at this year's draft if not the the #1 pick overall, if he opts to leave school early. Two other USC juniors - MLB Lofa Tatupu and P Tom Malone - are also expected to annouced their intentions at the same time as Leinart today. While he hasn't formally announced his intentions, Tatupu has reportedly told friends that he is ready for a "new challenge" and will be entering the draft. At the same time, those rumors that Southern Cal junior OT Winston Justice is rethinking his decision to return to school won't go away. Justice, who did not play in 2004 after he allegedy pointed a pellet gun at another student, is reportedly back at class at USC and appeared ready to resume his career with the Trojans, but a number of sources have indicated he may be having second thoughts. Meanwhile, it appears as if Texas DT Rodrique Wright may also be leaning toward entering the draft. Wright apparently is a little disappointed that former Longhorns' defensive co-ordinator Greg Robinson, who recently accepted the Syracuse coaching job, won't be around next fall. The fact that the NFL's special draft advisory committee indicated that the 320-pound Wright was a potential mid-first round pick at this year's draft, may also been pushing Wright to the pros. Like the USC players, Wright is expected to make his announcement sometime today
  2. jterrell

    jterrell Penguinite

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    Wright is similar to Eddy Curry in that his family kind of pushed him to be this stud athlete with professonal contracts in mind the whole time. They sent him to all the Nike camps and such.

    Brown is a great salesman but I expect Wright's family to push him to the pros even though he could tell Wright that he would be a number 1 overall next year provided he returns.
  3. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    I don't think Wright is ready yet. He's going to have to do something to convince me that he's worth the #11 or #20 pick.

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