Kendall Wright was expected to be one of the wide receivers in attendance at the 2012 Senior Bowl, but an injury has reportedly forced him to withdraw from the annual event. The Baylor Bears wide receiver apparently didn't want to chance playing less than 100 percent on his ankle.
Wright will instead focus on gearing up for the combine, according to ESPN's David Smoak.
Baylor's Kendall Wright will not be attending @SeniorBowl, he played thru an ankle injury all season, it's not 100% and focused on Combine— David Smoak (@DavidSmoak) January 22, 2012
SB Nation's Mocking the Draft has more on exactly what this injury means for those hoping to find the next big thing at this year's college football all-star game:
Wright is now the second top wide receiver to pull out of the Senior Bowl. Last week, Notre Dame's Michael Floyd decided to not play in the game. Without Wright and Floyd, the top wide receiver at the Senior Bowl now is North Carolina's Dwight Jones. Players like Jones, Arizona's Juron Criner, Iowa's Marvin McNutt, Ohio State's DeVier Posey and Appalachian State's Brian Quick will be getting the full attention of NFL scouts.
For more on Wright and the rest of the Baylor Bears, be sure to visit Our Daily Bears. For more on the Senior Bowl and complete draft coverage, check out SB Nation's 2012 NFL Draft page and Mocking the Draft.