Darnell Wright is a mauler. An old-fashioned destroyer of worlds on the offensive line that can pancake anyone put in front of him. While he projects as a right tackle in the NFL this man could turn into a perennial pro-bowler with some tweaks to his technique. At this point in his game though, if he catches you, you aren't going anywhere. One of those dudes that wins the game when he gets off the bus and the other team start wetting themselves. It's Big Boy SZN.
School: Tennessee (Sr)
Measurables: 6'5, 333 lbs.
Combine notes: Was the fifth fastest tackle in the 40-yard dash (5.01 sec) and had the 3rd longest broad jump (9'6).
Where he wins: An absolute bulldozer that stops rushes in their tracks. Handles both speed and power rushes and destroys linebackers.
Areas for improvement: Needs to work on his feet if he ends up protecting the blindside.
Made the All-SEC Freshman team in 2019 and landed as a first-team All-SEC selection in 2022. Continued to impress against fellow NFL draftees in college as he absolutely silenced the Georgia defensive line and swallowed Will Anderson Jr when he played Alabama.
Some scouts and media members have some questions about Wright's work ethic. Bob McGinn, who has been covering the NFL for over 40 years, called him a talented underachiever. Saying, 'hard work is not in his vocabulary.' If true, that could derail what could be a very special career because this dude needs work on his game to succeed and reach his potential. Hopefully the Bears can unlock it.
When the going gets tough, Darnell digs in and finishes the job. Tennessee suffered some heavy accusations of recruiting violations after Wright's freshman year and while his coach was fired and many players hit the transfer portal, Darnell stayed put. 'That's not really my personality, just up and run when stuff gets hard.' He stayed the full four seasons and saw the Vols turn it all around.
He knows how to do the bad boy stance.
He too is a fan of Adriano Celentano's banger of a fake english song made for Italians.
Fields needed a protector and boy oh boy is Darnell Wright that dude. He hammers folks and will open up holes in the run game as well. Some question his work ethic but playing for one of the most electric playmakers in football will certainly give him the ethos to go all-in.
Now would Fields have been better suited with a more pro-ready tackle? Yes. But sometimes you need a goon to protect your prized possession, and that's what Darnell does.