By Denis Savage
Posted Feb 1, 2007

Denis Savage provides you with an at-a-glance snapshot of one of the top running backs in this year’s NFL Draft. In this Draft File feature we learn more about Dwayne Wright and why he is rising up the draft boards.

Dwayne Wright
Running back, Fresno State
Numbers: 6-foot-1, 225-pounds

2006 Stats: 261 carries for 1,426 yards, 5.6 yards per carry, with 11 touchdowns. Twenty-nine receptions for 221 yards with one touchdown.

Career Stats: 501 carries for 2,683 yards, 5.4 yards per carry, with 16 touchdowns. Fifty-one receptions for 429 yards with two touchdowns.

The Buzz: Shows explosiveness through the hole and is hard to bring down...has excellent receiving skills out of he a sure blocker...“He came here a boy and is leaving a man. He's overcome injuries is has persevered.” – Fresno State head coach Pat Hill.

Noteworthy: Suffered a torn patellar tendon in 2005. The forty-yard dash time of 4.7 being reported occurred when he was pressured into running while still recovering from surgery. A leader by example and voted the Bulldog MVP by his teammates. Married with two children. Training for the Combines is tough because he only gets to see his understanding family on the weekends. Ran for 295 yards against Louisiana Tech on Nov. 24, 2006.
Love the description given in "The Buzz"! Sounds like a guy that might be there in the 3rd or 4th round.