PFF scouting report: Scooby Wright, ILB, Arizona

Mike Renner and the PFF draft analysts breaks down Arizona's Scooby Wright ahead of the 2016 NFL draft.

| 8 months ago
(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

PFF scouting report: Scooby Wright, ILB, Arizona

Here is the PFF draft profile for Arizona’s Scooby Wright, which incorporates PFF’s college grades and scouting intel from our team of analysts. To see all of PFF’s 2016 scouting reports, click here

Position fit:

Inside linebacker in a 3-4 or 4-3

Stats to know:

Second-highest graded FBS linebacker as a true sophomore in 2014. 12 stops in his last collegiate game was the most of any player in bowl season

What he does best:

• Always plays moving forward against the run. Meets blocks at the line of scrimmage play after play
• Instincts and diagnoses of downhill runs is off the charts
• NFL level lateral quickness. Slides over and across blocks extremely well
• Supremely coordinated. Body control to evade climbing linemen
• Always balanced and under control. Textbook at breaking down in space


Biggest concern:

• Downhill nature an issue on wide runs. Can be late to get lateral and can be cut off
• Limited athleticism and has rigid hips. Not going to be someone you have covering the slot
• Stack and shed ability almost non-existent. Will get taken for a ride if he gets locked in at second level
• Plays lighter than his listed weight of 246 pounds

Player Production Comparison:

Vontaze Burfict, Cincinnati Bengals

Bottom line:

There is little doubt Scooby will be a productive player against the run, but how much is that productivity worth with question marks in coverage?


  • mrmxyz

    Okay but lets draw up a list of LBs in pro ball which don’t have question marks in many if not all facets of pass coverage??? I got maybe 2,3 surefire coverage backers that can control an assignment in most situations that aren’t flat-out mis-matches…

  • Cowgirlcas22

    They failed to mention how effective he is as a pass rusher. He had 14 sacks in one season as a MLB. Coverage isn’t an issue when you can line him up as a nickle rusher on 3rd down.