Anthony Wright has been considered one of the most athletic players on the Colorado roster since he joined the program in 2007 from Compton, Calif. All that athleticism was on display during his first full practice at the position Tuesday.
Wright beat several of his former mates in the secondary for long touchdown passes in practice, the last of which ended the session with Wright being mobbed by his new friends on offense.
Reporters are not allowed to divulge information from practices so interviewing Wright about his move was pointless following the session. Now that the school has made the news public, Wright should be a popular man following today's practice.
It's no secret the Buffs need help at wide receiver this year, and Wright looks like he might be able to provide it. The 6-foot, 195-pounder suffered a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee last winter and missed spring ball. He is practicing with a heavy brace, but it doesn't seem to slow him considerably.
Wright played both running back and wide receiver on offense in high school. So he isn't completely new to the position. Making the move out of the secondary makes sense because the defensive backfield is probably the deepest part of the team at this point.