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K.J. Wright-One of the most underrated Players in the NFL!

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

K.J. Wright Makes All-Underrated Team

Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright is one of 26 players named to NFL.com’s ‘All-Underrated Team,’ a squad put together by NFL Media analyst Elliot Harrison.

On Wright, Harrison says, “Wright narrowly edges the Titans’ Derrick Morgan, based on Wright’s greater experience at the linebacker position and his versatility within Seattle’s defense; he could play inside or outside, as we saw when he filled in for an injured Bobby Wagner last season. Speaking of Wagner, how many Seahawks defenders get at least 10 times the press given to Wright? Let’s see, there’s Wagner, Michael Bennett, Brandon Mebane, Bruce Irvin, Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor. And yet, Wright was the one who led the team in tackles (107) in 2014.”

Harrison’s assessment of Wright’s lack of love from the media might be a tad exaggerated, especially when compared to Mebane, who also probably deserves a mention on the NFL’s ‘All-Underrated Team.’

But Wright’s versatility Harrison pointed to is very real and it played a key role in the linebacker signing a four-year extension with the team this past December. That was a move Seahawks Executive VP/General Manager John Schneider has said he considers to be part of the team’s ‘free-agent class’ this offseason, when Wright was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent.

“When I first got here, they didn’t expect too much from me,” Wright said shortly after signing his new deal. “I was a fourth-round guy, playing different positions. But I came in since Day One and showed them who I am and how good a football player I can be.”

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