When the Minnesota Vikings selected wide receiver Jarius Wright in the fourth-round of the 2012 NFL Draft back in April, they expected that the former Arkansas WR would produce some big plays in the NFL. On Thursday night in the team's preseason finale against the Houston Texans, Wright flashed his explosive potential and led all wide receivers with six receptions for 122 yards and a touchdown. His best play came early in the third quarter, when he snatched a throw from McLeod Bethel-Thompson and scampered into the end zone for a 59-yard touchdown. After the game, Wright talked about that highlight moment (via 1500ESPN.com):
"I really couldn't tell you what coverage they was in, just for the simple fact of I think the corner and safety got confused," Wright said. "It looked like a Cover-2 look, but the corner didn't try to get his hands on me and the safety never moved outside. Just ran straight down the field and my quarterback put the ball on the money."
Wright will be insulated from the roster cuts that are set to go down on Friday, and perhaps Minnesota has found another dynamic receiver to add to the mix for 2012 and beyond.
Devin Aromashodu also played well on Thursday. He produced 89 yards and a touchdown on five catches, including a 58-yard TD catch during the second quarter on a pass from Sage Rosenfels. All in all, it was a strong day for the Vikings receivers that have hopes of making an impact during the regular season.