49ers’ GM Trent Baalke Compares CB Shareece Wright To Carlos Rogers



San Francisco 49ers GM Trent Baalke met with local beat writers last night and was asked for his thoughts on his newly acquired free-agent CB Shareece Wright. Wright who had a down season for the San Diego Chargers will now be looking to bounce back with the 49ers.

In yesterday’s practice it was Wright who made the play of the day as he undercut a pass intended for WR Quinton Patton during 11 on 11 drills resulting in a 15-yard pick six. A forced throw by QB Colin Kaepernick, it appears as if Wright is finally coming into his own under new 49ers DC Eric Mangini’s defense.

Baalke briefly spoke about Wright and then made the quick comparison to CB Carlos Rogers during his first season in San Francisco.

Rogers who enjoyed a Pro Bowl season as he recorded a team-high six interceptions was not known to be a ballhawking cornerback — something Baalke alluded to in the comparison with Wright. “I happened to be in Washington when we drafted him. He didn’t have a lot of production there on the ball and then he came here and had six interceptions and went to the Pro Bowl. I think systems, schemes, pass-rush, those are all things that help corners –systems fits.”

Wright who is currently the starting cornerback opposite of CB Tramaine Brock will need to fend off some younger players first as CB Dontae Johnson, CB Keith Reaser and CB Kenneth Acker will all be vying for that role.


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