USC corner Shareece Wright is a really overrated prospect. 2011 is one of the strongest corner classes in recent memory. Among the best cornerback classes of all time. But Shareece Wright just isn't a good player.
Wright has average physical tools. He has decent athleticism, solid fluidity and change of direction skills, and enough height to succeed at the NFL level. However, he definitely needs to add a fair amount of bulk to his frame, and he doesn't have much recovery speed, for he seems to take a while to reach top end speed..
Wright has a fair amount of character issues. He was academically ineligible for all but one game last season and he doesn't put a whole lot of effort onto the field. He also isn't a very tough tackler and he isn't very physical in coverage.
Wright is probably the worst run stopper of any corner in this year's class. His instincts are terrible, he lacks strength, he takes awful angles to the football, he isn't a physical tackler, and he can't use his hands to shed a block to save his life. He also uses horrible tackling fundamentals. This lack of versatility is a real downside to his game.
Wright lacks coverage skills. He is very poor at anticipating breaks in routes, he lack route recognition skills, and he will take many false steps in coverage and get caught out of position. Though he doesn't put much effort onto the field as a run stopper, he is an overaggressive pass defender, frequently diving for balls out of his reach and going for my interceptions than he should.
Wright has poor hands. In two years of starting, Wright has pulled of one measly interception at USC. his lack of ball skills will really hurt him at the NFL level.
Overall, I think of Wright as the beneficiary of a poor team with a track record of NFL talent. USC has just about as many draft prospects as any school in the nation. Yet they have lost 3 games this season and look really bad in comparison to most years. Considering how good a team with 14 draft prospects (probably this year usually or last year) usually is, USC has been astonishingly underwhelming. And if a team with that much talent is playing poorly, than maybe they aren't as talented as people think they are. And that's what I think of Wright.
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