Baylor receiver Kendall Wright knew after his slow 40-yard dash at the Scouting Combine that some folks questioned whether he has deep speed. But when he ran again at Baylor’s Pro Day and did it bare-chested, it wasn’t because he thought a shirt was slowing him down.
Instead, Wright was interested in showing off his physique, because he wanted NFL teams to see for themselves that he’s not fat.
In a detailed story about all the draft hype surrounding Wright, who has been projected all over the place in various mock drafts and whose stock has seemed to go up and down with every week of the offseason, Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times writes that the things that bothered Wright most of all that people have said about him is that his body fat was 16 percent. In reality, Wright said that when an NFL team brought him in for a visit and measured his body fat, it came in at 8.4 percent.
For an average person, 16 percent body fat isn’t really fat at all, but for an NFL receiver it would be on the chubby side. But Wright says NFL teams know the truth, and the truth is that he’s not fat.