The Bears targeted four players with their third round pick (75th overall), and they landed one of them, general manager Jerry Angelo said.
The last one.
The others were off the board. But, the Bears were quite satisfied to get Wright, who will be penciled in as a free safety.
Does he want to be the starter?
"With me, I'm looking to come in and work my butt off for the coaches," Wright said in a conference call. "Wherever they need me at, I'm going to go out and play."
Asked if Wright could start, Angelo said, "No, it's not beyond the realm.
"But, I think it's easier said than done. Even though he has the athletic traits, there's a lot that goes with the position."
Smith has said Danieal Manning will be atop the depth chart at strong safety, but he declined to say who would be at free safety when asked tonight.
You hate to talk about rookies being one of the starters right away. But when you pick a player, he's our first draft pick. We're expecting big things from him.
"Right now, we're not penciling anyone in as a starter," he said. "We don't talk about starters at this time of year."
Smith said they targeted Wright, who ran a 4.48 in the 40-yard dash. Wright left with one year of eligibility remaining with the Gators.
He did win a national championship while there.