Texas Tech defensive end Tyree Wilson declares for 2023 NFL draft

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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.

2 responses to “Texas Tech defensive end Tyree Wilson declares for 2023 NFL draft

  1. I’ll be like 100% for the draft. So, you know, give me lots of money. I’m fine… promise.

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