Darnell Wright projected as a 2023 first round draft pick

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The NFL draft is slated to take place April 27–29, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Tennessee senior offensive lineman Darnell Wright is projected to be selected in the first round of the 2023 NFL draft.

The 6-foot-6, 335-pound Wright has appeared in 34 games for the Vols from 2019-21.

Wright has started in 29 contests, 14 at right tackle, two at right guard and 13 at left tackle. He has played 1,851 snaps at Tennessee.

Wright came to Tennessee from Huntington High School in Huntington, West Virginia

CBS Sports released its 2023 NFL mock draft. Wright is projected as a first round selection. Below are the top 20 projected 2023 first round selections from Chris Trapasso of CBS Sports.

Will Levis (QB, Texans)

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Jalen Carter (DL, Jets)

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C.J. Stroud (QB, Lions)

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Zion Nelson (OL, Jaguars)

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Bryce Young (QB, Giants)

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Will Anderson Jr. (LB, Bears)

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Tyler Van Dyke (QB, Panthers)

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Myles Murphy (DL, Falcons)


Noah Sewell (LB, Seahawks)

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Eli Ricks (CB, Commanders)

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Peter Skoronski (OL, Steelers)

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Cam Smith (DB, Raiders)

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Arik Gilbert (WR, Eagles)

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Paris Johnson Jr. (OL, Eagles)

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Kayshon Boutte (WR, Vikings)

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Michael Mayer (TE, Patriots)

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Devin Leary (QB, Dolphins)

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Brandon Joseph (S, Cardinals)

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Jaxon Smith-Njigba (WR, Titans)

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Darnell Wright (OL, Colts)

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