August 1, 2011; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers receiver Seyi Ajirotutu (89) is defended by cornerback Shareece Wright (29) during receiver drills at training camp at Chargers Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The Question Marks: Shareece Wright

Starting up a new series for the players that are “question marks” on the San Diego Chargers roster. Some players on the Chargers roster, we have certain expectations for them to fill. We expect Eric Weddle, Corey Liuget and Donald Butler to perform at the levels that they have been performing at. Then we have the question marks. Players that could absolutely bomb or could be an absolute game changer… we just have no idea what to expect.

This post will be focused on Shareece Wright. Wright was a 3rd round draft pick out of USC and had some issues staying on the field. He had injury issues and also was academically ineligible for another season. Here was his scouting report coming out of college:

- Good height and decent bulk with long arms
- Athletic and smooth with nice speed and a burst
- Quick and agile with superb change of direction
- Fluid hips, excellent feet and transitions well
- Able to turn and run with wideouts downfield
- Displays above average instincts and awareness
- Aggressive and physical with adequate strength
- Gets a nice jam at the line of scrimmage
- Is not afraid to hit or support the run
- Very competitive and has a short memory
- Still has considerable upside

- Is still relatively inexperienced
- Takes some unnecessary chances
- Is not a very reliable tackler
- Intelligence is a question mark
- Hasn’t been much of a playmaker
- Ran into some trouble off the field
- Durability and health are concerns

Those injury concerns still have not disappeared. Those issues still have popped up during his tenure with the Chargers.

Wright will be given the opportunity to start for the first time in his Chargers career. He has the potential to be good, but he has to stay on the field. One of his weaknesses was his experience on the field and he still hasn’t had a ton of experience since joining the Chargers. He has to find a way to stay on the field.

If he can play solid at the corner spot, it will be a huge boost to the defense. Quentin Jammer and Antoine Cason were one of the weaker parts of the defense last year. Wright will make his share of mistakes, but hopefully he can limit those and play solid on his side. Hopefully he can stay healthy.

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  • Peter Thompson

    - Is still relatively inexperienced
    He’ll get that experience this year, with growing pains, I’m sure.
    – Takes some unnecessary chances
    Hope he can work that out. Coaches can address that, or is it still an issue?
    – Is not a very reliable tackler
    Well, at least he isn’t afraid of tackling, like Cason. Practice makes perfect.
    – Intelligence is a question mark
    Not sure if you just “fix” that. Hope he studies. Maybe RM24 and him should start a study group. Lol.
    – Hasn’t been much of a playmaker
    He was in preseason last year, and before he got hurt. That’s good news.
    – Ran into some trouble off the field
    Not since he’s been here, as far as I know.
    – Durability and health are concerns
    Can’t argue with that. Here’s to a healthy season for all.

  • Joel

    I’m a bit anxious about having a secondary that can get passed on. I’m not worried about the run stopping at all. Teams will test the new corners and try to burn them. This could in the best case scenario turn into a career interception year for a cornerback because he’s being thrown on before opposing qb’s know better… Worst case scenario it’s a weakness and we can’t get off the field on 3rd down… Hopefully Eric Weddle, and linebackers like teo can really excel in coverage and qb pressure will mask our inexperienced corners, freeney needs to force a few fumbles and sacks!

    • Ernie Padaon

      the pressure by the defensive line will be huge for the secondary

  • miketuck

    For everytime Wright gets beat he’ll make up for it by stripping the ball or flat out knocking the ball loose. His speed and vision will help fill Casons position.