Bears Make The Wright Choice

Darnell Wright is the first-round draft pick chosen by the Chicago Bears.

On Thursday night, Bears fans everywhere found out who would become the newest member of the team. And it wasn’t who many thought it would be.

After trading the #9 selection to the Philadelphia Eagles to move to #10 in exchange for a 2024 fourth round draft pick, the Bears selected offensive tackle Darnell Wright out of the University of Tennessee. Wright is widely regarded as the best right tackle in this class, and it’s easy to see why. The 6’6”, 335 pound lineman played in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) which many consider to be the highest level of college football, and he didn’t give up a single sack this season. In addition to that, he had an outstanding game against the #3 overall draft choice, Will Anderson Jr. from Alabama. Anderson Jr. was drafted to the Arizona Cardinals.

In my opinion, Wright was an excellent pick. The Bears had a glaring weakness at right tackle, and grabbing potentially the best lineman in the draft will immediately fill that need, and hopefully will keep QB Justin Fields upright, as he was among the most sacked quarterbacks in the league last year. Many fans think the Bears should have gone with a defensive player with this pick, but there are still six more rounds to draft defense.

The top 5 picks in the NFL Draft went as follows:

  1. Panthers: Bryce Young (QB) Alabama

  2. Texans: CJ Stroud (QB) Ohio State

  3. Texans (via trade): Will Anderson Jr. (EDGE) Alabama

  4. Colts: Anthony Richardson (QB) Florida

  5. Seahawks: Devon Witherspoon (CB) Illinois

Do you like the pick of Darnell Wright? Or do you think the Bears should’ve addressed a different position? Let us know, and BEAR DOWN!

By Jermale Dabney, Sophomore, Lindblom Math and Science Academy

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