08/13/2014 - Auburn's top NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 4. DT Gabe Wright, Senior...Ford's speed off the edge played a critical role in Auburn's pass rush a year ago but Wright's burst and agility as an interior threat was also key. Wright started a career-high 11 games for the Tigers last season (35 tackles, including 8.5 for loss) and has been part of Auburn's rotation along the defensive line since stepping onto the field as a true freshman. Wright reportedly played at 309 pounds a season ago but is now in the 285-290 range as Auburn is hoping to feature him not only in the middle but at defensive end in 2014 as part of their "Rhino" package.
Wright has terrific initial quickness, which he can use to penetrate gaps and wreak havoc in the backfield. At times he is so consumed with rushing upfield that he loses sight of the ball and it is hoped that with the loss of weight, he'll be better suited to changing directions and making more plays in pursuit. He has very active hands to swim past would-be blockers and impair the vision of the quarterback. So-called "undersized" defensive tackles Aaron Donald and Dominique Easley were first round picks a year ago. A breakout senior campaign from Wright could have his stock skyrocketing, as well. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
08/08/2014 - 2014 PRESEASON ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): DL Gabe Wright, Auburn (192)...Preseason all-SEC first team (SEC media); second team (Athlon, Phil Steele); third team (Lindy's, CFB Matrix) ... Outland Trophy, Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch lists. - Auburn football
08/08/2014 - 2014 PRESEASON BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY AWARD WATCH LIST: Gabe Wright, Auburn, DT...Wright had 35 tackles last season, and, significantly, 8?? those were for a loss, including three sacks. Auburn has had two Outland winners: Zeke Smith in 1958 and Tracy Rocker in 1988. - Auburn football
08/08/2014 - 2014 PRESEASON OUTLAND TROPHY AWARD WATCH LIST: DL Gabe Wright, Auburn...Wright had 35 tackles last season, and, significantly, 8?? those were for a loss, including three sacks. Auburn has had two Outland winners: Zeke Smith in 1958 and Tracy Rocker in 1988. - Auburn football