Tyree Wilson Officially Enters the NFL Draft
Tyree Wilson was really freaking good this season. I think we probably underrated him as a Red Raider, even while giving him high praise. That's just how good he is. He's got all the measurables and production to match up to a first-round NFL draft pick, and that's where he's officially headed.
Wilson announced on his social media ahead of his Senior Night against Oklahoma that he'd be getting a broken bone in his foot taken care of, thus ending his Red Raider Career.
In a letter to Texas Tech, Wilson thanked the Red Raiders but said on Medical Advice he'd received he'd made the decision to focus on the NFL Draft. Wilson then thanked his teammates, coaches, and family. He also noted that the Texas Tech program is in incredible hands with Coach Joey McGuire in charge.
A week ago, Wilson was announced as a participant to the Reese's Senior Bowl. After that announcement it was quoted by NFL personalities that were enamored with Wilson as a prospect in the upcoming draft.
People also started sharing stats of his like this one below, that show's he is having a season similar to some of the best pass rushers in recent drafts and shows he has the potential to be drafted in the first round and not only that, but early in it.
Joey McGuire also doubled down early this week saying Wilson should be a consensus All-American.
It's fairly easy to think his All-American case is locked up considering when he got hurt he was dominating. Here are a few more stats from Texas Tech football's Matt Dowdy:
It could be that Wilson is the second edge rusher off the board next spring behind Alabama's Will Anderson. If he gets inside the top 10 it'd be the first time a Red Raider did so since Dave Parks went 1st overall. Both Michael Crabtree and Patrick Mahomes were drafted 10th overall in their respective drafts. The last defensive first-rounder from Texas Tech was Jordyn Brooks who was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks late in the first round in 2020's NFL draft.