The Dallas Cowboys needed help at the cornerback position entering the NFL Draft. After taking Kelvin Joseph in the second round, they brought Nahshon Wright on board with the 99th pick in the third round.
Despite the selection being much-maligned, Wright has turned heads in OTAs and minicamp and has become one of the most intriguing players from April’s draft. Now, he can officially begin his NFL career after signing his four-year rookie contract on Tuesday.
Michael Gehlken on Twitter: “Cowboys third-round pick Nahshon Wright posted on Instagram tonight that he has signed his four-year rookie contract. DE Chauncey Golston considered not far behind. pic.twitter.com/IKvN3H9oq6 / Twitter”
Cowboys third-round pick Nahshon Wright posted on Instagram tonight that he has signed his four-year rookie contract. DE Chauncey Golston considered not far behind. pic.twitter.com/IKvN3H9oq6
Wright may have been seen as a roster question mark before the offseason program began, but that’s not the case today. Not only has he looked more impressive than Joseph but he’s in a position to challenge for significant playing.
Training camp is a lot different from being in helmet and shoulders pads. Wright will have to grind like never before with a three-headed monster (Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, CeeDee Lamb) at wide receiver and plenty of young talent at the position fighting for roster spots.
Wright has put a spotlight on him after hitting the ground running during offseason activities. He said last month that he was looking forward to training camp. Well, it starts this week, and it’ll be interesting to see if he keeps up the momentum he’s built.