Scouting Report: Isaiah Wright, WR, Temple

Isaiah Wright, WR, Temple

West Hartford, CT | 6012 | 215 | 4.49E | 2020


This do-it-all player could easily be dubbed as an offensive weapon due to his versatility. Lining up in the wildcat, at running back, wide receiver, being used on end arounds/reverses or returning kicks on special teams. He brings a lot of the same elements to his game as Mohamed Sanu (Falcons) coming out, if you remember how he was used at Rutgers. Shifty as heck in open space—he hits top speed in a hurry and is not easy to bring down. He was too talented to keep off the field as a true freshman and quickly became one of Matt Rhule’s favorites. Under new head coach Geoff Collins, he has evolved into the team’s leading receiver and top playmaker. Definitely a player that you want to try and create as many touches as possible due to his ability to bust loose for big chunks of yardage. He is relatively unknown on the draft radar, however, with another two years of eligibility remaining, it’s only a matter of time until his performances are noticed on a mainstream level and it would not be surprising to see him earn a draftable grade by time 2020 rolls around.


2016: Finished with 232 rushing yards on 42 attempt, averaging 5.5 yards per carry, in addition to eight receptions for 74 receiving yards and returned 11 kickoffs for 278 yards, with 25.3 kick return average, totaling one rushing touchdown on the season. Was part of the 2016 recruiting class … saw first game action, going for seven carries for 42 yards and a punt return for 14 yards vs. Stony Brook … was featured in the wildcat formation while rushing for 23 yards vs. SMU … caught his first pass of his career and finished with two for 11 yards and rushed for a career-high 58 yards, including a 24-yard run against USF … made his first career start vs. Cincinnati … scored his first career touchdown (22-yard run) at Tulane.

High School: Dynamic two-way athlete at both wide receiver and defensive back for coach Jason Martinez at Kingswood-Oxford High School in Hartford, Conn. … is a three-time all-conference honoree … during career, snared 91 receptions for 1,917 yards and 19 touchdowns … also rushed for 330 yards and one score on 24 carries … defensively, racked up 74 total tackles, 47 solo, with four interceptions and two fumble recoveries.

Personal: Born Isaiah Deshai Wright in Waterbury, Conn. … parents are Nina Wright and Randy Smith … has a brother Elijah (14) … university studies major.

Author: Rick Serritella

Established in 2002, NFL Draft Bible Founder Ric Serritella began his independent scouting service as a publication used by all 32 NFL teams. Eventually, it would evolve into an online scouting resource that reaches millions of people each month. An early adaptor to technology, the NFL Draft Bible produced the first ever livestream video show and live podcast on location from the NFL Draft. The NFL Draft Bible network extends to professional football leagues all over the world and includes general managers, executives, scouts, coaches, agents, trainers, advisors, along with other media outlets and draftniks. In addition to owning the NFL Draft Bible, Serritella has also served as executive producer of the T.Ocho Show (2010) on NBC Sports, producer for The Mike & The Mad Dog Show (2002) on YES Network, producer for NFL Now with Mike Francesa, one of the only nationally syndicated NFL shows at that time (2003), producer on ESPN Hollywoood (2005) and helped start up the Wall Street Journal YouTube channel (2007). He has interviewed the likes of Donald Trump, Roger Goodell, Archie Manning, Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Danica Patrick, Venus Williams, Howard Stern, Don King, Jay-Z, Madonna, Bon Jovi and hundreds of other celebrities/athletes. Other involvements include helping build the fiber-optic system for MLB Network during his time as manager at HTN Communications, writing for USA TODAY, working for CBS and AEG Live. Since 2015, he has served as the Director of Media for the Parabolic Performance NFL Draft Prep program. In 2017, Serritella served as the Director of Player Personnel for the College Gridiron Showcase & Symposium. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in Providence, RI, Serritella earned a B.A. in Sports Entertainment & Event Management and was honored with the Inaugural Sports Entertainment & Event Management Success Board Achievement Award by the school in 2009. While attending JWU, he interned for the New England Patriots and ESPN X-Games. A proud member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Serritella currently resides in his home state of New Jersey.

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