Vardy has started to break into the Three Lions' squad of late, but Roy Hodgson has generally utilised him out on the wing.
And Wright feels that the England boss is missing a trick, as Vardy poses a much greater threat in a central role.
"Vardy played down the left for Leicester against United, but the reason he has propelled himself into the England reckoning is down to him playing down the middle, where he has operated since the end of last season," the former Arsenal striker said.
"I have heard him say that Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri trusts him to roam where he wants and play on his instinct, which is just what you want as a striker.
"Now I want to see him get a chance playing as centre-forward for England, rather than out on the left."
Vardy currently leads the Premier League's scoring charts, after a hugely impressive start to the season.
The 28-year-old has racked up nine goals in as many games, and he appears to be a threat every time he steps onto the pitch.
Vardy is clearly full of confidence at the moment, and he scored twice in his most recent appearance, as the Foxes hit back from 2-0 down to claim a point against Southampton.
The former Fleetwood Town forward's next opportunity to take his tally into double figures for the season comes this weekend, when his side take on Crystal Palace.