Potential First-Round NFL Draft Pick Risks Tanking Stock With Vulgar Twitter DM To Reporter

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Darnell Wright is one of the top prospects regardless of position heading into the 2023 NFL Draft.

Wright, an offensive tackle out of Tennessee, stands at 6-foot-5, 333 pounds and is an absolute mauler up front.

Dane Brugler of The Athletic ranks Wright as his No. 3 offensive tackle prospects and his 24th-ranked prospect overall.

This is what he had to say about the massive offensive line prospect in his 2023 “The Beast” comprehensive draft guide.

” A large-framed blocker with a thick torso and functional mass…raw power courses through his body…competes with a patient, yet physical mindset and unleashes controlled violence when he sees the opportunity…strikes with a stiff, full-extension punch to knock rushers off balance…able to knock down the reach of rushers and flashes the grip strength to snatch…has enough quickness to shut down the corner…rarely bullied…reworks his balance for quick recoveries after a misstep…keeps his feet and hips on the same page in the run game…his heavy hands allow him to displace defenders…made an impressive jump in performance between his junior and senior seasons, decreasing his penalties from 10 in 2021 to only two in 2022 (one false start, one holding)…has starting experience inside at guard and at both left and right tackle … finished his college career with 34 straight starts.” – Dane Brugler on Darnell Wright

But Wright isn’t without his weakness.

Brugler suggests that Wright sometimes struggles with technique and resorts to using his “raw power.” He also says that Wright is likely a right tackle or guard in the NFL.

Bengals blogger Willie Lutz echoed those sentiments.

That comment seemed to anger Wright, who replied to Lutz by sending him a vulgar direct message.

“Your (sp) a pure d***eater, what year did you play to say anybody has any business doing anything,” the message to Lutz read.

Fans were surprised by Wright’s response and rightfully pointed out that it could hurt his draft status.

Losing himself money. If you’re not gonna use social media to build a brand and be personalable (sp) online then having social media as a young athlete will only get you in trouble,” @Not40oztotony said.

Wright did offer a response of his own in a since-deleted tweet.

“Probably little heavy on the specific choice of words. I’m no choir boy, but this when Someone says I can’t do something it really grinds my gears, @willie_lutz it’s all good you were probably actually defeding me a bit, appreciate that. Maybe we’ll do a podcast in cinci (sp) one day,” the tweet read.”

Wright deleted the tweet shortly after posting.