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  • Major Wright...overrated/underrated?

    What are everyone's thoughts on Major Wright? Solid size/speed combo with a reputation as a big hitter. But what about his ballskills/coverage ability? And why are his stats down so much this year? Are his abilities masked by UFs awesome defense?

  • #2
    I think he's a little under-rated due to the fact that I never hear his name mentioned when people discuss safeties.

    He has the talent, and I originally had him potentially as a first round prospect but his numbers have declined a bit this year (I haven't seen a ton of Florida games so I can't answer the question why his numbers have dropped). He'll probably stay back another year and try to rebound off of his weak year.
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    • #3
      Overrated. He reminds me of Reggie Nelson way too much. He can hit with the best of them, that has been his trademark for as long as I can remember but my impression of him is that he kind of lacks awareness on the field. In some ways he seems like Brian Dawkins (size, hitting, temperament) but he doesn't measure up in the mentals aspect of the game. Also I think is a guy who has the problem that he is such a big hitter and he loves being known for that so he is always going for the big hit instead of just wrapping up (ala Reggie Nelson).

      Also the reason his production is down is because he is on a rotation with Will Hill and Ahmad Black.

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      • #4
        Reggie Nelson, Jarvis Moss and Derrick Harvey have all turned out to be Gator bums....Major Wright will too
        RIP Sean Taylor....

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        • #5
          Definitely overrated. I'm not sure he should be a Captain, let alone a First Lieutenant. Not a bad prospect, but this is a good year for safeties and he really doesn't stand out.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by DreadedDatSkinsFan View Post
            Reggie Nelson, Jarvis Moss and Derrick Harvey have all turned out to be Gator bums....Major Wright will too
            so because previous players from one school have been bums, players in the future are doomed to? Stop it

            to me he's a bit overrated though. He's a hard hitter but his coverage skills leaves a lot to be desired

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            • #7
              Originally posted by murdamal86 View Post
              so because previous players from one school have been bums, players in the future are doomed to? Stop it

              to me he's a bit overrated though. He's a hard hitter but his coverage skills leaves a lot to be desired
              Nah my man, I don't really believe that...I just hate the damn Gators, lol. But we both agree that Major Wright is overrated!
              RIP Sean Taylor....

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              TRAAAADE DOOOOWN
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              Round 4- OT Sam Young- Notre Damn
              Round 5- C John Estes- Hawaii
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              • #8
                Originally posted by DreadedDatSkinsFan View Post
                Nah my man, I don't really believe that...I just hate the damn Gators, lol. But we both agree that Major Wright is overrated!
                Lol I know you didn't, i was messing with you but I believe he's going to be a dude in the league. Watching him for the past 3 seasons, I have not seen much besides an occasional big hit to suggest that he's going to be able to stick with a slot wr or an athletic TE. Sadly he's a player I don't think an extra year is going to do him any good

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                • #9
                  He's probably perfect where he's being looked at now: a mid-round pick. He was way overrated going into the season when people were calling him a first/second rounder and the third best safety in the class behind Berry and Mays.

                  He's ok in coverage, and his role in the scheme is very similar to Mays' as USC. He was making big strides in his coverage at the end of 2008 (when the entire defense was playing out of their minds) but sort of plateaud. He's the essential "jack of all trades" type player in that he does everything pretty well, but doesn't bring you any spectacular qualities, either.

                  Will Hill (the next Sean Taylor) is a big reason why none of the UF safeties had big numbers, as he basically rotated into both the FS and SS sports. On the flip side, Wright didn't really have to do much either, as he had two first round corners on the outside and a slew of first day picks in the front 7.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by murdamal86 View Post
                    so because previous players from one school have been bums, players in the future are doomed to? Stop it

                    to me he's a bit overrated though. He's a hard hitter but his coverage skills leaves a lot to be desired
                    Let's be real Jarvis Moss has to count for at least 3x the bust of any normal bust, and Harvey might too. At least Reggie is just a regular bust. :D

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by CC.SD View Post
                      Let's be real Jarvis Moss has to count for at least 3x the bust of any normal bust, and Harvey might too. At least Reggie is just a regular bust. :D
                      Harvey>>>>>>>>Reggie

                      Reggie Nelson might be the worst safety I have ever seen. Ever.

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                      • #12
                        Depends where you have him rated.

                        He's a 3rd rounder likely depending on how he works out. He has starting FS potential/athleticism.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by yourfavestoner View Post
                          Harvey>>>>>>>>Reggie

                          Reggie Nelson might be the worst safety I have ever seen. Ever.
                          Yah but at least he wasn't chosen 8th overall. I remember throwing somethign at a wall when it came out AJ Smith had turned down a 1st from both TN and Dallas for Michael Turner, because I wanted Nelson so badly.

                          You know I have this safety fetish and it keeps backfiring on me...loved Laron Landry, loved Nelson, loved Thomas Davis (who is still a beast but not even a safety anymore). Sean Taylor really spoiled me. It's almost enough to make me question my undying love for Taylor Mays, but I'm lying right now.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by regoob2 View Post
                            Depends where you have him rated.

                            He's a 3rd rounder likely depending on how he works out. He has starting FS potential/athleticism.
                            He projects to more of a SS for me in the NFL. I think his skillset fits much better coming down into the box, covering the hook/curl zones, and matching up with TEs. I always thought the UF coaching staff had things backwards with Black and Wright. Wright played FS by default after starting there his entire freshman season and getting used to making all the calls and being the quarterback of the secondary.

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                            • #15
                              Is Reggie Nelson that bad?? He was so instinctive in college!!! I don't watch many Jags games, I just thought he hadn't emerged in a big way yet, but I never thought he had a achieved bum status.

                              Tell you what, if the Jags were willing to trade Nelson for Landry straight up, if I were Skins GM Bruce Campbell I do that deal tonight.

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