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Arizona’s Scooby Wright says he’ll enter the NFL draft

during the Vizio Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 31, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. Getty Images

Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright has announced that he will enter the NFL draft.

Wright, who played an excellent game in Arizona’s bowl win over New Mexico today, told sideline reporter Laura Rutledge after the game that he will leave school and turn pro.

Wright had an outstanding season as a sophomore in 2014, being chosen as a unanimous All-American, Pac-12 defensive player of the year and winner of the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Lombardy Award and Chuck Bednarik Award. Basically, every award that a linebacker can win, Wright won in 2014.

But this year Wright played in just three games as he dealt with a foot injury. Although Wright is not viewed as a first-round prospect, it’s hard to blame him for deciding after an injury-plagued season that he’s ready to get paid for his work.

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31 Responses to “Arizona’s Scooby Wright says he’ll enter the NFL draft”
  1. accipiterq says: Dec 19, 2015 6:27 PM

    I always wonder why some teams pass on a guy because he may be injured/recovering for PART of his first season. Maybe that won’t happen here, but I’ll never forget Adrian Peterson dropping because he had a hurt shoulder that was healing….

  2. goldiehawn9 says: Dec 19, 2015 6:32 PM

    3d rd

  3. Ferdinand says: Dec 19, 2015 6:33 PM

    Damn, I hope ‘Scooby’ is just a stupid nickname.

  4. canetic says: Dec 19, 2015 6:34 PM

    Injury prone LB that will be a great fit for the Browns in the two games he plays each season.

  5. jhg0325 says: Dec 19, 2015 6:36 PM

    Rut row

  6. shaggytoodle says: Dec 19, 2015 6:36 PM

    If Marshawn Lynch eats skittles what does Scooby Do for snacks?

  7. kremis says: Dec 19, 2015 6:48 PM

    Schooby dooby do where are , we’ve got some work to do now, scooby dooby do where are you ……doggone it!

  8. abanig says: Dec 19, 2015 6:50 PM

    Good move by him. Here’s to hoping he falls to round 2 and the skins can take him there.

  9. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Dec 19, 2015 6:55 PM

    SCOOBY DOOBY DONT

  10. MostlyRight says: Dec 19, 2015 6:57 PM

    Stay in AZ. The Cardinals need linebackers.

  11. suhmonster90 says: Dec 19, 2015 7:12 PM

    Seems like another Steelers first Rd LB bust.

  12. revelation123 says: Dec 19, 2015 7:24 PM

    Scooby also announced that he’d change his last name to Doo.

  13. the8man says: Dec 19, 2015 7:25 PM

    In the same night we’ve had a Scobey post and a Scooby post.

    Ruh roh, Raggy!

  14. donnymacjack says: Dec 19, 2015 7:25 PM

    Welcome to Seattle. While we’re sorry to see Bruce Irvin go, we are excited to see someone of Scooby’s talent slide to the 3rd round for us!

  15. tccoats says: Dec 19, 2015 7:26 PM

    Why isnt he viewed as a 1st rd prospect?….what are his flaws?…speed?….cover skills?….size?

  16. carloswlassiter says: Dec 19, 2015 7:27 PM

    Smallish for the NFL.

  17. Blackpool says: Dec 19, 2015 7:27 PM

    This headline writes itself…

  18. futures44 says: Dec 19, 2015 7:32 PM

    From an Arizona State fan. This kid is legit. Wish him the best.

  19. myuratich says: Dec 19, 2015 7:56 PM

    His cousin, Scrappy, announced that he’s returning for his senior season.

  20. stampnhawk says: Dec 19, 2015 8:15 PM

    Kiper will have him first overall.

    Here’s guessing he likely turns into a decent player, but like a guy like Sean Lee, smaller means concussions in the NFL, added to the ones he’s nhad in college and high school already, so longevity is an issue.

  21. MichaelEdits says: Dec 19, 2015 8:15 PM

    How is it that the NFL has never had a player named Scooby?

  22. briang123 says: Dec 19, 2015 8:43 PM

    If his name were Mike Wright. He’d get zero attention and would be pegged as a 5th rounder at best. Nothing like having a good nickname. After all, it made Honey Badger Mathieu a Heisman finalist

  23. abninf says: Dec 19, 2015 8:56 PM

    it’s hard to blame him for deciding after an injury-plagued season that he’s ready to get paid for his work.
    =====================================

    Yeah, it’s only a college degree we’re talking about. He can make 40 million and be bankrupt with no job skills after his career is done.

  24. yyc2phx says: Dec 19, 2015 8:57 PM

    stampnhawk…. You said it best …Sean Lee 2… He is no “thumper” if you know what I mean

  25. phan216 says: Dec 19, 2015 9:29 PM

    This guy is destined to be a Brown and they have a strong need at ILB.

    Scooby playing in the Dawg Pound. Cheesy but obvious.

  26. thegreatgabbert says: Dec 19, 2015 9:51 PM

    My favorite prospect out of this year’s draft. Scooby Will Do. Throwback player, he looks like he stepped out of a photo from 1957.

  27. namriverrat69 says: Dec 19, 2015 10:06 PM

    He has not been injury prone. He had a serious injury this year after being named all around best defensive player last year where he had no injuries at all. How many athletes go their whole careers incurring no injuries? Like nobody.

    Gronk has missed his whole senior season at Arizona due to a back injury. How has that hampered him so far in his pro career?

  28. namriverrat69 says: Dec 19, 2015 10:11 PM

    Scooby should run to a safe zone on campus where he does not have to suffer being made fun of due to his name. You people are mean. You are very mean. Careful or Scooby will wish you into the cornfield.

  29. Frank Gibbons says: Dec 19, 2015 11:56 PM

    He’ll call Shaggy and make sure he’s healed on time. Scooby snacks help. I just hope he doesn’t end up like those meddling kids.

  30. clashpoint says: Dec 20, 2015 4:32 AM

    He has a relentless motor and work ethic, those are qualities good teams are always looking for. He’s very coachable and plays his heart out every game. Gronkowski was another Arizona player who had a season lost to injury before turning pro, and that’s not a bad example to follow.

  31. toldlikeitis says: Dec 20, 2015 8:57 AM

    Should be a 2nd rounder. Not undersized at all – he is about 6’1″ 250lbs and is an attacking type playmaking linebacker.

    He is better than Myles Jack who is tore his ACL and is leaving college early but is somehow being sold as a surefire first round pick.

    Like most white players Wright will suffer from unfair and untrue stereotypes and racial cliches

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