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Who else is looking at Wright

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by PackerTraxx, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. PackerTraxx

    PackerTraxx Cheesehead

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    This is from an article on profootballtalk.com. Thought it might be of interest to those who have posted about Manuel Wright.
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    "FINS HAVE FOUND THEIR MR. WRIGHT



    A league source tells us that the Miami Dolphins fully intend to select USC defensive tackle Manuel Wright in the July 14 supplemental draft.



    Wright, who played sparingly during his time in SoCal, has drawn interest from Miami, Philly, and Cincinnati.



    Wright is six-foot-five and weighs 320 pounds. He has scored a 17 on the Wonderlic test, and he works out for scouts on July 8.



    The Dolphins arguably have the greatest need at Wright's position, especially for the future. Tim Bowens is done, Larry Chester is a half-step behind him, and Keith Traylor are Jeff Zgonina are 35. Other defensive tackles on the roster are Dario Romero, rookie seventh-rounder Kevin Vickerson, Josh Shaw, and rookie free agent Orrin Thompson.



    Free-agent acquisition Kevin Carter arguably could move inside, since he played the position in Tennessee. But the plan for now is for Carter to stay at defensive end.



    The real question here is how high the Fins are willing to go in order to ensure that Manuel will labor in South Florida. Most view him as a third-round or fourth-round prospect. The supplemental draft, however, uses a goofy lottery-based procedure, which has certain elements of a smoke-filled poker game in the back room at Fat Tony's.



    Like Georgia Tech running back Tony Hollings a year ago, for whom the Texans burned a No. 2 in order to beat out the Cowboys, our guess is that the Fins might have to use a second-round pick in order to trump interested teams. Still, we'd be shocked to see Miami -- or anyone -- take Wright in round one, since the use of a supplemental pick forfeits that pick, from that same round, in next April's draft. "
     
  2. IPBprez

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    This just plain sucks... Catch 22 should not be a part of the process.
     
  3. PackerTraxx

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    Doesn't look like we can get him for our 3 or 4 like some people were talking and/or hoping. Is he worth more?
     
  4. CaliforniaCheez

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    It is a sealed bid process and highest round bid wins. If multiple teams bid in the same round it the winner is the team with the highest draft position but they are using a 2006 choice. Miami if bidding their 3rd round would be hard to beat. Somone would have to give up a 2nd to beat them and that is not likely.
     
  5. IPBprez

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    I understand the process - it's the giving up of a draft round choice in the next year that has me going - if it's this year - then leave it as THIS YEAR.. It shouldn't be affecting next year in any way!
     

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