The Big 12 is going to be very well represented in this year’s NFL Draft, and Mel Kiper has two of the biggest stars from the conference headed to the same team in his latest mock draft. He has the Cleveland Browns, holders of picks No. 4 and 22, going to Baylor to draft both of their first round selections with Robert Griffin III and Kendall Wright. Wright would certainly be the dynamic playmaker that the team so desperately needs.
Kiper writes, “Quietly, Wright had a season that almost matched Blackmon’s in the Big 12. The Browns might not end up with Griffin with the No. 4 pick, but his teammate would make a lot of sense here. Greg Little is a developing big target and had a pretty good rookie season given the overall performance of the Cleveland offense. Wright is smaller at about 5-10, 190 pounds, but could add a speed threat this offense really needs. He can beat teams over the top with straight-line speed but also works underneath and will do a lot of damage after the catch. The Browns need weapons, and Wright, who also has great hands, fits the profile.”
Wright’s stock has risen alongside his quarterback’s all season long and now he might land with the same team, if Kiper is right. Wright is a talent all his own and he will get noticed now that he’s outside of Griffin’s shadow. After Justin Blackmon, he might be the best receiver available.