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2012 NFL Draft: Kendall Wright Battling For Positioning Behind Justin Blackmon

While Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon is the clear-cut #1 WR on NFL draft boards, Baylor WR Kendall Wright is one of several players competing to be the next wide-out taken after the two-time Biletnikoff Award winner.

Wright, who has gone as high as No. 15 and as low as No. 26 on some mock drafts, lacks the ideal size NFL teams want in a first-round receiver, but scouts love his game-breaking speed:

Kendall Wright is almost the perfect compliment. Wright is a small guy, but his blazing speed and good route-running ability will see him create separation and get open at the next level. With the addition of Wright, defenses will have to play two deep safeties constantly to avoid getting burned by him or [Andre] Johnson; which will allow that brilliant run game more room in which to operate.

His biggest competition, literally and metaphorically, appears to be Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd, who has prototypical size at 6'3 220 but had a long history of alcohol-related incidents in college.

Indeed, Wright, at only 5'10 190, is by far the smallest WR receiving first-round consideration, as the other top WR's -- Alshon Jeffery of South Carolina and Mohammed Sanu of Rutgers -- are also in the 6'2 220+ range.

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