Wright has talent to play in NFL

Manuel Wright has the talent to play in the NFL. But does he have the work ethic to turn that talent into a long NFL career?

Updated: July 13, 2005, 12:31 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

As he stood around the dozens of NFL scouts and coaches, Manuel Wright found himself being criticized for doing what he thought was the right thing. It's the story of his young football life.

During his first 40-yard dash at a workout for scouts in Los Angeles Friday, the former USC defensive tackle tweaked a hamstring. Knowing he would be criticized if he didn't finish the workout, Wright gutted it out. His next 40 time accomplished his goal of the "Wow" factor. Weighing 329 pounds, the ...

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