Justin Wright
Justin Wright  LB  Tulsa | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Justin Wright
Height
6-2
Weight
239
College
Tulsa
Position
LB
Class
Senior
Home town
Abilene, TX
61.2/100
Player Rating
78
PositionRank (LB)
4.8
FortyYD Time
Sacks
3.5
Fumbles Forced
1
Tackles
82
Sol tackles
39

Justin Wright LB Tulsa | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Justin Wright LB Tulsa
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #573 Position Rank: #78 (LB)
40 time: 4.80 seconds
Height: 6-2 Weight: 239
Overall Rating: 61.2 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
57%
Pass Rush:
64%
Run Defense:
56%
Coverage:
53%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #78
College Games: 25 College Snaps: 1350
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (79/100 )
Draft Profile: Bio
Justin Wright from Cooper High School was rated a star recruit by ESPN and handed a 2 star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Wright opted to join Tulsa.

In 2018 as a freshman Wright saw action in one game and played on a total of one snap for the Golden Hurricane. He recorded no tackles, one assist, while adding no stops.

As a sophomore for the Golden Hurricane in 2019 Wright played in 3 games and took part on 13 snaps for the Golden Hurricane. He recorded 2 tackles, one assist, while adding 2 stops.

In 2020 as a junior Wright played in 9 games and contributed on 620 snaps. He recorded 49 tackles, 13 assists, while making 38 stops. In coverage Wright chalked up one pass break up, one interception, and a QB rating when targetted of 77.2. As a pass rusher, he produced 18 total pressures, which included 11 QB hurries, 4 QB hits, and 3 sacks on the year.

In 2021 as a senior Wright logged playing time in 12 games and logged a total of 716 snaps for the Golden Hurricane. He also added 64 tackles, 17 assists, and 44 stops. While in coverage Wright made no pass break ups, one interception, and a QB rating when targetted of 73.6. As a pass rusher, he tallied 13 total pressures, which included 5 QB hurries, 4 QB hits, and 4 sacks on the season.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Reads the quarterback to anticipate and is a candidate to play outside.
  • Intelligent player who can play "MIKE" linebacker despite his lack of size because of his instincts and ability to find the ball in traffic.
  • A bit stiff but makes the clean open-field tackle. Good effort in pursuit.
  • Plays fast, flows with the action, showing smooth lateral agility and short-area burst. Has good instincts and awareness to quickly find the ball.
  • Tougher between the tackles than many expect. Fluid and quick drop into zone, covers enough ground to be Tampa-2 "MIKE" and knows where the markers are.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Occasionally overruns plays due to aggressive nature. Hesitates when facing running back Blocks while rushing the passer.
  • Doesn't have enough speed, power or bulk to fit any LB position perfectly in the NFL.
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How other scouting services rate Justin Wright (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
545.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
79.0
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