A report recently surfaced saying the Buffalo Bills were in the market to move up in the 2023 NFL draft. I wrote an article about this initially and stated why I don’t think the team should make a move to trade up; however, upon further review, there is one player I might consider moving up in the draft to select.
That player is Tennessee offensive tackle, Darnell Wright. When the draft season began to pick up, Wright typically fell somewhere around the likes of Anton Harrison and Broderick Jones. Both are solid tackles that certainly have a future and for the most part, were rated ahead of Wright.
Since the NFL Combine and the ensuing weeks though, this has really begun to flip. Teams and scouts are starting to see Wright as a legitimate day one starter in the NFL. The Bills have a potential need at right tackle, with the incumbent Spencer Brown currently manning that spot for the Buffalo Bills.
Wright is a 6’5″, 333 pound mountain of a man. While the scouting report on him indicates some difficulties with such things as knee bend in his two-point stance or ability to finish as a run blocker, there is a lot to like about what he brings to the table and most of the cons against him, can be developed and improved.
Wright was a high school phenom and a five-star recruit. He was a top ten recruit as well and USA Today First-Team All American as a senior at Huntington High School.