Tyree Wilson, an outside linebacker at Texas Tech, announced on Sunday that he will skip his senior year of college football to enter the NFL draft.
In the game against Kansas on November 12, Wilson, a 6-6 edge rusher weighing 275 pounds had an injury.
He ranked No. 10 overall in Todd McShay’s draft rankings and No. 15 overall in Mel Kiper’s rankings but had a foot injury that ended his season.
Both analysts agree that when it comes to defensive prospects for this year’s draft, he is the second best.
Wilson shared his wish to play further
In a statement that was posted on Twitter, Wilson wrote, “I fully wanted to continue this season with my brothers on the field, but sadly, I shattered a bone in my foot and despite my best efforts to work through it, numerous physicians have urged me to get it fixed immediately.”
“Although I have to avoid putting any weight on my foot for the next couple of months, I will be one hundred percent healthy and ready for the NFL Draft workouts, where I intend to continue to demonstrate that I am the best defensive player in this year’s forthcoming draft,”
Wilson’s College games
Wilson had committed to play at Texas A&M after graduating high school, but in 2020 he made the switch to Texas Tech.
He finished the previous season with seven sacks for the Red Raiders, and then he set career highs this year with 61 tackles and 14 tackles for loss, in addition to adding seven sacks to his stat line.
“Tyree Wilson is a deserving All-America contender and one of the best players in the nation who will only excel at the next level,” stated the coach of Texas Tech, Joey McGuire. “Tyree Wilson is one of the greatest players in the country who will only improve at the next level.”
“As Tyree starts the first steps of his road to rehabilitation, our entire programme is behind him 100 percent. Tyree perfectly exemplifies “The Brand,” and we have no doubt that the National Football League will select him in the first round when he enters the league. Tyree is a fantastic teammate and the captain of the team, and he will proudly represent Texas Tech as he moves on to the next stage of his career.”