One of the big questions surrounding the Giants at this time is whether or not Wright is worthy of being an early second or first round selection. There are a number of reasons why he should be drafted higher, but here are three things to consider when evaluating his performance for the Giants this year:
He Has Improved Every Year: Andre Wright has developed over the last two years as a pass-rushing force in the NFL. He may not always make an impact on the stat sheet as frequently as some of the other better pass rushers in the league, but Wright is consistent in what he does on every snap. As a result, he is one of the few defensive ends in the league that consistently makes a lot of plays in the passing game.
He Is A Bigger Presence Against The Run: Andre Wright is much more than just a one-technique player, he also has strong run stopping skills that allow him to get to the quarterback. His ability to get into the passing lane, then his ability to get off the block of a defensive tackle gives him the tools that make him one of the best run defenders in the league.
He Is Good On Special Teams: Andre Wright is a great addition to any team and he certainly has his place on any team’s defense. One thing that is important to note though, is that his value on special teams is only going to increase as he matures and continues to add to his play. He has shown a natural flair for being able to create a highlight reel plays on the field with his kicking and punting skills.
There is no doubt that Andre Wright will find himself in a position to dominate in the middle of the NFL in the near future, but his development has been very slow to date. It is clear that he will need to prove himself more on defense in order to be a successful interior pass rush player for the Giants next season, and his performance in the kicking game is a positive sign that he can be an asset on offense.
While I do not believe Andre Wright is a high draft pick, I do believe that he has a lot to offer as a middle linebacker or outside linebacker in the NFL. He is physical enough to keep opposing quarterbacks from throwing the ball to the other team’s receivers on a regular basis, but he is also very athletic and agile for an inside linebacker. He is definitely capable of filling a lot of different roles on defense.
He is worth a chance as a developmental player and a top 10 pick is certainly not out of the question. He has the size and skills to be a good starter in the NFL if he can continue to refine his craft and learn how to get after the quarterback. I hope that Andre Wright can turn the corner in his career and has become a very successful player.
What Does Giants Fans Thinking Of Andre Wright? I don’t know why most people didn’t give him a shot in the draft when he was first drafted, but in his limited experience he might have some things to work on to become an impact player in the NFL. The Giants gave him a lot of playing time and he really started to pay off at the end of the season. If he keeps developing and maturing like he has in the pre-season and camp so far, he should be able to stick in the NFL for years to come.
I am not saying that Andre Wright will become an elite player, but I believe that he has a lot of potential to be one and he is a sleeper at that. His talent could translate to being a top 5 overall pick and he is certainly worth keeping an eye on. If he can prove that he has what it takes to be a dominant inside linebacker in the NFL, he has a good chance to become a top 5 pick.
So What Will Andre Wright Do In 2020? He will likely start the year as the second strongside linebacker behind Justin Tuck and be the one responsible for stopping the run. He will most likely rotate in at strongside linebacker with Jason Pierre Thomas for the first few games of the year. I think that he will eventually replace Tuck as the starter and he will most likely make more tackles than the veteran does.