Bears sign three more draft picks, including Darnell Wright

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The Bears signed three of 2023 draft picks on Monday, announcing first-round tackle Darnell Wright, third-round defensive tackle Zacch Pickens and fourth-round receiver Tyler Scott now are under contract.

The Bears have seven of their 10 draft picks signed. Fifth-round linebacker Noah Sewell, fifth-round cornerback Terell Smith, seventh-round defensive tackle Travis Bell and seventh-round safety Kendall Williamson previously signed their four-year rookie deals.

The three members of the Bears’ 2023 draft class who remain unsigned are second-round defensive tackle Gervon Dexter Sr., second-round cornerback Tyrique Stevenson and fourth-round running back Roschon Johnson.

Wright appeared in 47 games with 42 starts in four seasons at the University of Tennessee. He played 27 games at right tackle, two at right guard and 13 at left tackle.

Wright did not allow a sack in his final 19 games with the Volunteers.

Pickens appeared in 47 games with 32 starts in four seasons at South Carolina. He totaled 131 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks.

He was named the Gamecocks’ MVP, defensive MVP and most outstanding senior last season after producing 42 tackles, four tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks.

Scott played 30 games over three seasons at the University of Cincinnati, catching 87 passes for 1,439 yards and 14 touchdowns. He ran a 4.39 in the 40-yard dash at his Pro Day.

4 responses to “Bears sign three more draft picks, including Darnell Wright

  1. I’m pleased in some regards, the trenches needed to be desperately upgraded, but glaring weaknesses remain. The O-line still has weaknesses. The rookie is projected to start at right tackle; that means LT is likely to be a turnstile.
    No credible pass-rush options were picked up in the draft or free agency, so opposing QB’s can still likely pitch tents in their backfields and take all the time they want making their reads. It is well the Bears reinforced the secondary; they’ll be stressed to the breaking point all year.

  2. O-Line is fairly solid now. Braxton is slotted to be LT. RT will be Wright.

    The product on the field will be better. More cohesion, more dollars spent versus 90M dead cap of last year. Shipping Ro and Bobby Q midseason deflated a stressed defense.

    I think a DE or two will be signed in the upcoming weeks ahead once players are known.

  3. I’m a fan of Wright but it’s gonna take some adjustment seeing Wilbur Marshall’s number on an O-Lineman.

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