Milton Wright reportedly signs with NFL team after tryout
Milton Wright has finally found his first NFL home.
The former Purdue wide receiver plans to sign a deal with the Los Angeles Chargers, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Wright went undrafted in the NFL Supplemental Draft earlier this month. He was not in the 2023 draft class after he was deemed academically ineligible for the 2022 season.
A 6-foot-3 wideout with size and proven production, Milton has NFL tools but there were questions about his speed after running a 4.69-second 40-yard dash. Still, the Chargers were willing to take a shot on Wright, bringing him in for a tryout.
Purdue WR Milton Wright, who was not selected in this month’s NFL Supplemental Draft, is signing with the Los Angeles Chargers, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 26, 2023
Wright caught 57 passes for 732 yards and 7 touchdowns for the Boilermakers in 2021. Had he been on the field last fall, he likely would have been one of the top options in the pass game. There’s talent there.
Now, the rookie receiver has his shot to prove it.
The Chargers spent a first-round pick on Quentin Johnston and a fourth-round pick on Derius Davis in the 2023 NFL Draft. The duo joins a room that includes Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, and Josh Palmer. Wright will most likely be competing with Jalen Guyton, Keelan Doss, and John Hightower for a spot on the depth chart.