Scouting Report: Jaden Wright, DB, New Mexico State

Lewisville, TX | 6000 | 210 | 4.60E | 2018

An aggressive, physical safety who enforces the middle of the field. He possesses quick reactions and the ability to change direction swiftly. Has a nice square frame when sizing up the runner in the open field, to go along with excellent closing speed and is an assuring wrap up tackler. Makes big plays—creates turnovers; generates a handful of forced fumble and interceptions each season. Looks to have limited athletic abilities; not the fastest, doesn’t jump the highest but a pure football player. Loving his helmet to hip tackling like clock-work and working overtime mentality. He missed three games in 2017 due to a hamstring injury. Showcases the ball instincts and coverage ability to play either safety spot and has moonlighted with some punt return duties, making him an intriguing prospect and borderline day three selection.

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2016: Second Team All-Conference selection in the Sun Belt… Played in 12 games and started 11… Collected 81 tackles with 32 solo and 49 assisted… Led the team with five interceptions and four forced fumbles… Had a season-high 15 tackles against Appalachian State (11/26)… Recorded an interception in five different games.

2015: Played in 11 games and started nine… Racked up 65 tackles with 44 unassisted and 21 assisted… Garnered a forced fumble at No. 3 Ole Miss… Named SBC’s Defensive Student-Athlete of the week after amassing 12 tackles, a fumble recovery for a touchdown and an interception against Georgia State (9/12)… Had a career-high 15 tackles against UTEP (9/19)… Racked up 35 tackles in league play, which included 24 unassisted and 35assisted… Amassed second interception against Idaho.

2014: Played in 10 games and started seven… Was primarily a defensive back… Amassed 34 tackles with 16 unassisted tackles and 18 assisted tackles… Grabbed one interception at Arkansas State (Nov. 29) and returned it 16 yards… Had a season-high seven tackles against Texas State (Nov. 1).

High School: Played both cornerback and wide receiver at Lewisville HS… Started for three seasons… Intercepted three passes and forced five fumbles… Offensively, caught three touchdowns and as a wide receiver and returned one interception for a touchdown… Was an All-Conference selection as a junior and a senior.

Personal: Born in Jackson, Mich…. Parents are James Stanley and Candice Wright… Has six siblings… Major is individualized studies.