while on DT and draft breakdowns
Chris Landry on a UT site answered a couple of questions on orangeblood.com...I am highlighting the Roderick Wright section in light of this conversasion.
Q: Larry Dibbles is coming off a great junior season and has been named to
several All-Big 12 teams already. How do you think he projects as an NFL
player? Is there anyone he reminds you of?
A: He has an explosive first step, has heavy hands and has the frame to develop into a fine interior rusher. With a good senior year he could definitely see the first round.
Q: It looks like Jonathan Scott, Mike Huff and Rod Wright are all going to come
back to UT for their senior seasons. However, if any of the three did come
out early, where would they be projected at this point to be taken?
A: Scott is still very raw and has first round potential is he improves his strength and learns to play with better leverage at the point of attack. He would go early second day this year if he came out.
Huff is a very versatile defender in the secondary capable of playing corner in the NFL in a cover 2 scheme. He will definitely be a solid nickel player who can line up over and jam a slot. He has the instincts to play inside at the next level but lacks the size. He would be a late first day pick and could improve that somewhat with a good senior year.
Wright has first round size and ability but free agent work ethic and dedication to the game. He has more ability than his cousin, Cedric Woodard now playing with the Seahawks. If he improves his dedication and work ethic, he could be a high first rounder. Right now he is considered a talented underachiever.
Chris Landry is a veteran NFL scout, having served with the Cleveland Browns, Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans and formerly ran the Indianapolis Scouting Combine. He now runs his own Scouting Consulting business where he scouts NFL and College personnel for NFL teams and help Universities and NFL teams in their Coaching evaluations and Searches. He can be heard nationally on FOX Sports Radio as their college football and NFL analyst.