FRISCO – Nahshon Wright was making an attempt to pay a praise, in a manner, to the greatness of Richard Sherman. However the rookie’s feedback to the media shortly after being taken by the Dallas Cowboys have been additionally designed to … properly, pay himself a praise.
“I have a look at myself as a extra athletic and agile Richard Sherman,” mentioned the Oregon State cornerback, who’s 6-foot-4 however was in any other case considered by many NFL Draft consultants as a attain when Dallas chosen him within the third spherical.
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Naturally, the quote raised eyebrows and went viral, many NFL veterans and long-time NFL observers coming to the protection of the long run Corridor-of-Famer Sherman, a long-time Seattle Seahawks star in the identical a part of the nation as the place Wright performed collegiately … and sure, they share a physique body kind and now they share a reference to defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, who likes that physique kind and as soon as coached Sherman in Seattle as he’ll now coach Wright in Dallas.
“I needed to succeed in out to him personally and simply form of clear it up and inform him that I truly mannequin myself after him, I emulate my recreation after him,” Wright mentioned Saturday right here at The Star following the Cowboys’ second rookie minicamp follow.
So the Cowboys rookie cornerback did so, sending Sherman a direct message by way of social media, explaining the draft-night quote
Sherman, for his half, first responded to the quote with an eye-popping GIF on Twitter.
However after his non-public trade with Wright?
“He advised me if I ever wanted assist that I may attain out to him,” Wright mentioned. “Richard is a superb man.”
Wright defined that his quote was not meant to demean, however was fairly about his self-confidence – a sense backed up by a Saturday efficiency through which he registered an interception.
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“For me, I feel it was simply normal confidence in myself and me trying as much as somebody like that,” Wright mentioned. “He performed underneath Dan Quinn, so now I’ve the chance to play underneath him, and hopefully get to do the identical issues that Richard Sherman did. So we spoke and we’ve got form of a mutual respect.”