The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a rookie contract with 20th overall pick Kendall Wright. With Wright locked up that leaves Jaguars pick Justin Blackmon as the only unsigned first round pick from the 2012 draft.
The signing came at a good time after Wright was forced to hold out the first 3 practices of training camp as rookies can not report without a contract.
Wright's contract is for four years at $8.2 million, with a signing bonus of $4.47 million according to the Associated Press.
The main reason for the contract talks going into training camp was the amount of guaranteed money to the 20th pick in the draft. Typically the 20th pick would have 80-90% of there contract guaranteed but due to Tampa Bay fully guaranteeing a contract to last years 20th overall pick DE Adrian Clayborn, Wright's agent tried to get the same.
This signing is especially important after the recent arrest of Titans WR Kenny Britt. Britt already had a tough road coming back off of major knee surgery (And a few other surgury's) and with the recent DUI he may face suspension.
Wright comes to Tennessee with expectations that he can be the explosive play-maker he was last year at Baylor catching passes from Robert Griffin III. The 5'10, 196 pound wide-out was used mostly in the slot at Baylor but the Titans believe his skills can transition nicely to the outside as well.
Noted for his excellent hands and above-average burst Wright comes out of Baylor as the most decorated receiver in school history having nearly all of the schools receiving records. Wright holds the record for most receptions with 302, yards with 4,004 and TD's with 30. The extremely gifted receiver never missed a game while at Baylor and recorded at least one reception in every game. During his senior year Wright set single season records at Baylor in reception's with 109, receiving yards with 1,663, receiving TD's with 14, 100 yard games with 9, all purposed yards with 1,772 and of course consecutive games with a reception which he tied with 13.
Wright also added a pair of touchdowns rushing and a pair throwing during his 4 years at Baylor.
Expectations are high for the young receiver but if his college career says anything about him it is that he is reliable and explosive which might be just what the Titans need going into the 2012-2013 season.