It's June 16th—do you know where your countdown is? Here, of course! Can you believe we're already half way through the 70s?
We've got 75 days until kickoff ... so today we'll be taking a look at number 75 on the Bronco roster—Faraji Wright
#75, Faraji Wright, Senior, OT
Weight: 275 lbs.
High School: Berkeley High School, Vallejo, CA
How'd he get to The Blue?
A three-year letterman at Berkeley High School, Wright earned first-team all-conference honors as a senior team captain and was ranked sixth on the Bay Area "Cream of the Crop" list for 2007. Wright was also named first-team West County Times and to the San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro second team. Ranked a 3-star OT recruit by Scout.com, Faraji had FBS scholarship offers from Utah State, UNLV, and San José State as well as a smattering of FCS offers.
"The Wright Left Tackle"
That'll confuse 'em.
My wife said "Legedu Naanee" and who am I to argue?
Played in 4 games as a freshman in 2009. Played in 8 games as a sophomore in 2010, with 3 starts coming at the left guard position. Played in 10 games for the Broncos in 2011.
Wright has plenty of experience and he'll need all of it this year as he is the leading candidate to replace All-American Nate Potter at left tackle. Any fears about this proposition should be tempered by the fact that two years ago, when Wright was just a sophomore, they experimented with moving Nate Potter to guard so Wright could play the position that brought Potter numerous all-conference awards. Plans fell through when Wright became limited due to injury and he's been waiting for his turn in the sun ever since. Wright's senior season will, in all likelihood, be that turn—and given the confidence the staff has shown him in the past...I don't think anyone should have any trepidation about this proposition. My *only* tiny cause for concern would be the fact that he's dropped 16 lbs. since last season (obviously to make the transition from guard to tackle)—that may be a bit excessive, but what's a few lbs. to an O-lineman? That's "buffet weight". Honestly...the Broncos have made supposedly "undersized" lineman their bread-and-butter, so if Wrights drop from 291 to 275 eases his transition, I guess I can get behind that too. Look for Wright to anchor a very solid Bronco O-line in 2012 and really shine in this, his final season with the Broncos.
Completely NOT made up fact
Wright is a pretty darn good rapper that raps under the name "Raji Baby". I won't embed since some of his lyrics are a tad "blue"...but you all know how to use google (check youtube).