A number of Chicago-based new outlets, including ChicagoBears.com, are singing the praises of third-round pick Major Wright and lauding him for the way he “has been making plays on the ball each day” during OTAs.
Mancini’s Take: Wright has a real shot of beating out the likes of Josh Bullocks and Al Afalava for the starting free safety spot in the Windy City this summer. He’s the type of physical headhunter who goes through receivers with his hellacious and devastating body blows. He puts himself in position to make those types of plays because of instincts that allow him to track the ball and his impeccable timing. He’s a good fit in Lovie Smith’s Cover-2 scheme, which will require him to cover deep zones just as he did as a Florida Gator. Although he’s built like a corner, he’s not a straight coverage guy due to his not-so-smooth back pedal.