Texas Tech pound Wilson chooses to avoid senior year
Texas Tech outside linebacker Tyree Wilson announced on Sunday that he will forgo his senior season and state for the NFL draft.Wilson, a 6-6
, 275-pound edge rusher who is No. 10 total in Todd McShay’s draft rankings and No. 15 in Mel Kiper’s, suffered a season-ending foot injury versus Kansas on Nov. 12. He is the No. 2 defensive possibility in this year’s draft, according to both analysts.
“I completely intended to complete this season with my bros on the field, however unfortunately, I broke a bone in my foot and in spite of my best efforts to work through it, numerous medical professionals have actually encouraged me to get it repaired immediately,” Wilson stated in a declaration on Twitter. “Although I have to remain off my foot for the next couple of months, I will be 100% healthy and prepared for the NFL Draft exercises where I prepare to continue to prove that I’m the best defensive player in this upcoming draft.”
pic.twitter.com/J98SMpyf7R!.?.!— Tyree Wilson(@tyreewilson77)November 21, 2022 Wilson signed with Texas A&M out of high school however moved
to Texas Tech in 2020. He had 7 sacks last season for the Red Raiders, then accumulated career highs with 61 takes on and 14 tackles for loss this year, while including 7 sacks.”Tyree Wilson is a deserving All-America prospect and among the best players in the nation
who will only excel at the next level,”Texas Tech coach Joey McGuire stated.” Our whole program is in complete support of Tyree as he starts his healing. Tyree fully embodies’The Brand,’and will thrive in the NFL where we fully anticipate he will be a first-round choice. Tyree is an excellent teammate and captain who will represent Texas Tech happily as he takes this next step in his profession. “