The price is Wright

Rodrique Wright was one of the most highly touted defensive tackle prospects heading into the 2006 college football season, so the Dolphins might have gotten a steal by drafting him in the seventh round.

Wright, the second of three seventh-round picks, was one of the major "sliders" in the draft after being projected as a second- or third-round pick at worst.

The 6-5, 315-pound defensive tackle certainly was productive enough as a senior as he earned consensus first-team All-American honors after recording 46 tackles with 4.5 sacks and 13 tackles for loss.

Wright projects as a 4-3 defensive tackle or a 3-4 defensive end, much like last year's rookies Manuel Wright (no relation) and Kevin Vickerson.

But there's no question that Wright has a tremendous amount of upside.


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