Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Bears see Kendall Wright run a 4.43
By Kevin Seifert
Amid the two huge stories Wednesday in the NFL, most league officials are continuing their draft preparations. Among other things, that took Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith and receivers coach Darryl Drake to Baylor's pro day, presumably to watch receiver Kendall Wright take another shot at the 40-yard dash.
Michael C. Wright of ESPNChicago.com has the details.
Kendall Wright has been considered one of the fastest receivers available in the draft and a likely first-round pick. He ran a relatively slow 4.61 at the NFL scouting combine in February, but on Wednesday he improved that time to 4.43 seconds.
The Bears' need for receiver help seems less acute after the acquisition of Brandon Marshall, but it's doubtful the Bears would send their receivers coach to Waco, Texas, if they weren't genuinely interested in learning more about Wright. They have the No. 19 overall pick in the first round, which might be high for Wright, but that doesn't mean they won't have an opportunity to trade into a later position to draft him.