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Diamond in the rough: Owen Wright, Running Back, Monmouth

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A downhill, physical runner who can contribute on all four downs, Wright is a tough, gritty bruiser and an ultimate team player. Primarily used in short yardage situations, the Maryland native utilizes his size, power and hard-nosed running style to convert third and fourth downs into first downs. In fact, Wright could be the most effective short yardage runner in this year’s draft class. Wright also brings a tenacious demeanor as a pass protector, although his technique does need some polish. Most appealing is his versatility; the ability to catch passes, line up and take wildcat snaps, return kicks, or star as a gunner on special teams, there are numerous ways as to how Wright can contribute at the next level. He has proven durable throughout his career and has played in the northeast weather elements his entire life. A situational short-yardage role player, Wright is going to thrive on special teams and could wind up having a lengthy pro career due to his willingness to do all the dirty work—an ideal bottom of the roster player for any team.




A First Team All-CAA selection, Wright capped his career with an invite to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl after finishing last season with 16 rushing touchdowns and 304 rushing yards; he accumulated almost 700 rushing yards and 20 total touchdowns in two years at Monmouth. Previously, he appeared in 22 career games (six starts) at William & Mary, running for 701 yards on 183 career attempts; also had 15 receptions for 11 yards. Played at Georgetown Prep Finished under Head Coach Daniel Paro and finished with 2,078 rushing yards and 33 touchdowns in high school. A movie connoisseur. Son of Reno and Robin Wright; grandfather, Brig Owens, was an All-American quarterback at the University of Cincinnati and played strong safety for the Washington Redskins (1966-77). Majored in business with a minor in kinesiology.

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