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Texas Tech’s Tyree Wilson will forgo senior year and enter 2023 NFL Draft

Texas Tech’s Tyree Wilson will forgo senior year and enter 2023 NFL Draft

Texas Tech outside midfielder Tyree Wilson announced Sunday that he will forgo his senior season and declare for the NFL draft.

Wilson, a 6-6, 275-pound edge rusher who is ranked No. 10 overall by Todd McShay and No. 15 overall by Mel Kiper, suffered a season-ending foot injury in a Nov. 12 game against Kansas. 2 defensive prospect in this year’s draft, according to both analysts.

“I fully intended to finish this season with my brothers on the field, but unfortunately I broke a bone in my foot and despite my best efforts to manage it, several doctors advised me to fix it immediately.” — Wilson said in a statement on Twitter. “Even though I have to sit out the next few months, I will be 100% healthy and ready to practice for the NFL Draft, where I plan to continue to prove that I am the best defensive player in this upcoming draft.”

Wilson signed with Texas A&M out of high school, but transferred to Texas Tech in 2020. He had seven sacks for the Red Raiders last season, then matched a career high with 61 tackles and 14 tackles for loss this year while adding seven sacks.

“Tyree Wilson is a deserving All-America candidate and one of the best players in the country who will only excel at the next level,” Texas Tech coach Joey McGuire said. “Our entire program is focused on fully supporting Tyra as he begins his recovery. Tyree absolutely embodies “The Brand” and will thrive in the NFL where we fully expect him to be a first round pick. Tyree is a great teammate and captain who will be proud to represent Texas Tech as he takes the next step in his career.”

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