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Tennessee RB Jaylen Wright climbs the draft rankings with excellent combine performance

This years crop of running back talent is a little different from last years. With no clear cut running back at the top of the class akin to Bijan Robinson, or really any definite first round grades from any of the backs. It is becoming a close competition for who will be the first running back off the board come draft time, and Tennessee running back Jaylen Wright continues to make a very good case to be that guy.

Wright was always in contention to be one of the top backs selected given his versatility and explosion, but a dominant performance at the combine showcased the top tier athleticism every NFL team is looking for out of a modern day running back. With a blazing 4.38 40 yard dash time, 11’2′ broad jump, and 38″ vertical jump, Wright proved to be a top tier athlete whos tape converts to his physical skills.

Given how good Wright’s tape already is, and his versatile skills as a runner and pass catcher, teams could fall in love with him early and launch him into day two of the draft as the classes top running back in a crowded class.

Story originally appeared on Draft Wire