2023 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Weston Wright, OL, Texas Tech University
- Name: Weston Wright
- Position: OL
- College: Texas Tech University
- Height: 6’6″
- Weight: 315 lbs
- Twitter: @WestonWright61
- Instagram: @WestonWright75
What made you decide you wanted to be a football player?
It felt like it was my destiny to play. I was a huge kid, and my dad had played football in college, so I started playing the sport. Then, as I became more involved and spent more time around it, I fell in love with how technical the sport was and I realized I wanted to play at the next level.
What are you looking to achieve as a football player going forward?
I want to show that I can compete at the highest levels of football, and that I can continue to grow and improve as a football player in the future and not slow down. I want to be the most reliable guy on the team that anybody can count on all the time.
If you could hang out with any football player past or present for a day who and why?
It would have to be Zack Martin. I’ve always loved his style of play and he has been an absolute rock for the Cowboys since he’s been there.
What are your favorite moments from your football life?
They’ve been the victories that I’ve had with my team against favored opponents for sure. There’s nothing like connecting with your brothers on the football field and pulling together to win.
Which one of your family members inspires you the most and why?
I’m inspired by my dad because of his work ethic and everything he’s done to provide for his family. He had to fight to go to college, fight to play football, and then fight to become an executive within a construction company. I just hope that I can be as resilient and tough as he has been.
What is your favorite offensive scheme and why?
I especially love run heavy offenses with a lot of heavy formations. It gives a ton of opportunity for violence and I just love the style of offensive line play that you see go with it.
What should we know about Weston Wright the person?
I’m obsessive for what I’m passionate about, I’m forever loyal to those who earn my respect, and hard work makes me happy.
What stands out about your film the most?
I think my violence off the line of scrimmage and ability to neutralize the defensive line’s ability to get off me and make a play are what I excel at. I think once I get my hands on someone, they aren’t in the play anymore.
How do you handle challenges both in life and on the football field?
It’s a one day, one hour, one rep mentality. If something is hard, take it one at a time. Eventually you’ll make it through. And if you fail, you can’t wallow in it, get up and keep moving so that you can succeed.
What would a team get in a player like you?
Reliability, aggression, and an obsession with becoming better.
What do you love the most about the game of football?
I love how much it takes. That’s why a win in football means so much, because we all have to work together as a team. That’s why good teams are so tight knit. It’s the most demanding sport from a mental, physical, and schematic perspective.
Who is the most underrated player you’ve played with and why?
So the guy I played with who was most underrated was Colin Schooler, a middle linebacker that transferred here from Arizona. He was easily the second-best linebacker I was with behind Jordyn Brooks. He was an absolute stud of a player and a great teammate.