Texas Tech defensive end Tyree Wilson has declared for the 2023 NFL draft.
Wilson injured his right foot in the Red Raiders’ Nov. 12 victory over Kansas. He said in a social media post Sunday that his fractured foot will require surgery.
“I fully intended to finish this season with my brothers on the field,” Wilson wrote, “but unfortunately I broke a bone in my foot and despite my best efforts to work through it, multiple doctors have advised me to get it fixed immediately. Although I have to stay off my foot for the next couple of months, I will be 100 percent healthy and prepared for the NFL draft workouts where I plan to continue to prove that I’m the best defensive player in this upcoming draft.”
Wilson is projected as a first-round draft selection.
He made 61 tackles, including 14 tackles for loss, and seven sacks this season.
“Man, what a great guy and a great kid,” Texas Tech coach Joey McGuire said Monday, via Don Williams of the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. “We knew it was coming whenever there was this part of him maybe not being able to play these last couple [regular-season games]. There was no reason to wait.”
Wilson transferred to Tech after spending two seasons at Texas A&M.