Oregon corner Mykael Wright to skip Alamo Bowl, declare for 2022 NFL Draft
Oregon’s top cornerback is opting out of the Alamo Bowl and declaring for the NFL Draft.
Third-year sophomore Mykael Wright announced on Saturday that he will sit out the team’s upcoming bowl game against Oklahoma and enter the league early. He put the news on Twitter.
Once a duck always a duck 🦆 Thank you Duck nation ✌🏾 pic.twitter.com/1Z7OTNuUM5
— Mykael (@_mykael2) December 18, 2021
“Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been patiently waiting for this day to come,” Wright wrote. “I’m so grateful for the long nights and sacrifices my parents have made to get me to this point in my life. I am very thankful for the many great people along my journey that helped me elevate and mature as a man.”
The California native had 65 tackles, 4 pass breakups, 3 tackles for loss, an interception and a forced fumble this season. He also served as a kickoff returner. For his career, Wright produced 111 tackles and 19 passes defended in 34 games.
He’s the 3rd Oregon player to declare for the draft and opt-out of the bowl game, joining edge rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux and receiver Devon Williams.