Wright began his career at West Hills Junior College before enrolling at Fresno St for his sophomore season. In his first year with the Bulldogs, Wright ran for 1,038 yards and three touchdowns. A year later, he injured his knee in the second game of the year and missed the rest of the season. The knee injury also forced him to sit out the 2005 season. He returned as a senior this year, and proved he was back. He ran for 1,462 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground, and added 221 yards and a touchdown on 29 receptions.
Wright has very good size, and is tough to bring down. He runs with a lot of power, and fights for extra yardage at the end of his runs. The first defender rarely brings him down. He has the quickness to hit the hole and get through the first level of defenders. He has also shown the ability to catch the ball out of the backfield, and could be a factor in this area.
The speed and big play ability just are not there for Wright. He can hit the hole, but he’s not going to run away from many defenders. He will also need to answer questions about his knee, which forced him to sit out two years.
Dwayne Wright may lack the big play ability to ever be a true feature back, but he is a player that could fit well in a RB committee. He is a very good interior runner, will pick up tough yardage, and also shows the hands to be a factor as a receiver. Wright is a player definitely worth a look on Day Two, and is a player that could develop into a contributor for his team.