Jaylen Wright is confident in his ability to become the top-ranked running back.

Tennessee running back Jaylen Wright recently made an appearance on the “Bleav in Tennessee Football” podcast, hosted by former Volunteers Jay Graham and Aaron Hayden. During the podcast, Wright discussed a range of topics, including NIL (Name, Image, Likeness) and his status for the NFL Draft.

While some speculated that Wright might choose to return for his senior season, he ultimately decided to forego his final year of eligibility and opt out of the Cheez-It Citrus Bowl. Wright elaborated on his decision-making process and the reasons behind his choices.

“I believed that I had the necessary tape to enter the draft and become the top running back. So, ultimately, I made a bet on myself. I’m confident in my abilities and believe I have what it takes to be the best, and that’s why I’m here now,” said Jaylen Wright regarding his decision to enter the NFL Draft.

Wright’s workload throughout his college career was comparatively lighter than that of other top running backs in the draft, which is viewed as advantageous by NFL evaluators. Additionally, at just 20 years old, turning 21 during his rookie season, Wright is considered one of the most athletically gifted backs in his draft class.

Jaylen Wright’s performance at the NFL Combine further solidified his potential:

– 40 Yard Dash: 4.38 seconds (2nd fastest among running backs)
– Broad Jump: 11’2″ (Ranked 1st among running backs)
– Vertical Jump: 38″ (Ranked 4th among running backs)

During his second attempt at the 40-yard dash, Wright reached a speed of 15 miles per hour within the first five yards, marking the fastest time and acceleration recorded over that distance by a running back at the NFL Combine in the past two seasons.

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