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Vikings pick receiver Jarius Wright in fourth round, 118th overall

  • Blog Post by: Mark Craig
  • April 28, 2012 - 12:11 PM

The Vikings got their receiver. No, it wasn't Justin Blackmon. But it was the 17th receiver picked after Blackmon.

Jarius Wright, a 5-10, 182-pounder from Arkansas, was taken in the fourth round with the 118th pick overall.

Here's an overview of him from NFL.com:

"Wright has been a consistent starter for Arkansas since his freshman year. He is undersized but has legitimate 4.4 speed in the 40-yard dash, which he uses well in all aspects of his game. He wasn't used much as a returner, but he is an option for NFL teams there based off his ball handling, quickness and long speed. He has fourth-round value working out of the slot at the next level."

 

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