Devonte Wyatt
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Wyatt in college at Georgia in 2021
No. 95 – Green Bay Packers
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1998-03-31) March 31, 1998 (age 24)
Decatur, Georgia
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:304 lb (138 kg)
Career information
High school:Towers (Decatur, Georgia)
College:
NFL Draft:2022 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2022
Total tackles:14
Sacks:0.5
Pass deflections:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Devonte Malik Wyatt (born March 31, 1998) is an American football defensive end for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia and was drafted by the Packers in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Early life and high school

Wyatt grew up in Decatur, Georgia and attended Towers High School. He was rated a three-star recruit and initially committed to play college football at South Carolina before de-committing in favor of Georgia.[1] Wyatt was ruled academically ineligible to play at Georgia and did not enroll.[2]

College career

Wyatt began his collegiate career at Hutchinson Community College in order to meet the academic requirements to play Division I football. As a freshman, he had 30 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, and three sacks.[3] Wyatt qualified academically to enroll at Georgia after his freshman season.[4]

Wyatt was part of Georgia's defensive line rotation as a sophomore and as a junior. As a senior, Wyatt started all ten of Georgia's games and had 25 tackles, two tackles for loss, and 14 quarterback hurries.[5] After considering entering the 2021 NFL Draft, he decided to utilize the extra year of eligibility granted to college athletes who played in the 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic and return to Georgia for a fifth season.[6] Wyatt was named first-team All-Southeastern Conference by the league's coaches and a second-team All-American by the Associated Press in the 2021 season.[7] On January 15, 2022, Wyatt declared for the 2022 NFL Draft.[8]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump
6 ft 2+78 in
(1.90 m)
304 lb
(138 kg)
32+58 in
(0.83 m)
9+78 in
(0.25 m)
4.77 s 1.60 s 2.73 s 4.63 s 7.45 s 29.0 in
(0.74 m)
9 ft 3 in
(2.82 m)
All values from NFL Combine/Pro Day[9][10]

Green Bay Packers

Wyatt was selected with the 28th overall pick by the Green Bay Packers in the 2022 NFL Draft.[11] On May 6, 2022, he signed his rookie contract.[12]

References

  1. ^ "Gamecocks D-line commit flips pledge to Georgia". The State. August 8, 2016. Retrieved December 29, 2021.
  2. ^ "UGA football: Devonte Wyatt will not enroll at Georgia this year". The Telegraph. August 2, 2017. Retrieved December 29, 2021.
  3. ^ "UGA football: Devonte Wyatt enrolled and practicing with Bulldogs". Ledger-Enquirer. Retrieved December 29, 2021.
  4. ^ Dasher, Anthony (February 5, 2018). "Meet the new kid: Devonte Wyatt". Rivals.com. Retrieved December 29, 2021.
  5. ^ "Devonte Wyatt, D-line play are what set Georgia defense apart". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. April 22, 2021. Retrieved December 29, 2021.
  6. ^ "UGA football spring wrap-up: Washington a big problem, Wyatt's encore, Ratledge emerges". Athens Banner-Herald. April 20, 2021. Retrieved December 29, 2021.
  7. ^ "Georgia's Jordan Davis, Nakobe Dean named to AP All-American First Team". Fox5Atlanta.com. December 13, 2021. Retrieved December 30, 2021.
  8. ^ "Devonte Wyatt Says Goodbye to Georgia".
  9. ^ "Devonte Wyatt Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". National Football League. Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  10. ^ "2022 Draft Scout Devonte Wyatt, Georgia NFL Draft Scout College Football Profile". draftscout.com. Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  11. ^ "2022 NFL Draft: Packers select Georgia DL Devonte Wyatt in first round, No. 28 overall". packers.com. April 28, 2022. Retrieved April 28, 2022.
  12. ^ "Packers sign seven draft picks". packers.com. Retrieved May 6, 2022.