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2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Devante Wright, DL, University of Charleston (WV)

Devante Wright the defensive lineman from the University of Charleston (WV) recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds.
Devante Wright the defensive lineman from the University of Charleston (WV) recently sat down with NFL Draft Diamonds.
  • Name: Devante Wright 
  • Position: DT/DE/FB
  • College: University of Charleston
  • Height: 5’11
  • Weight: 265
  • Twitter: thtkid_devante
  • Instagram: devante_wright

What makes you a top prospect at your position  in the 2022 NFL Draft?

The reason why I consider myself a top prospect is because I have a lot of football under my belt. I played NAIA to JUCO to division 2. I played Linebacker starting off my college career then made the switch to Defensive line when i got to JUCO. I can play anywhere up front from the shade technique all the way to a 5 and wide 9. I do whatever a coach tells me to do and do it to my best ability.  I love being in the trenches of the game and love the physicality of being a defensive lineman.

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?

I was interested in the game of football at the age of 3, watching my older brother practice and play. 

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?

One thing NFL teams should know about me is that I have a motor. I can play all three downs and im not just a run stopper I can pass rush as well.

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be?

The one because I would donate to is giving back to inner city kids who don’t have as much and would like to give back to those type of communities. 

What is the best advice you have ever received?

The best advice I ever received was never change the person you are, stay true to yourself.

Who was your childhood hero?

My childhood hero was my brother

Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school?

Eliah Goodman, one of the best teammates I have ever played with. 

What is your biggest pet peeve?

People saying, they will do something then don’t do it. 

Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome?

One of biggest things I ever had to overcome was homelessness. that made me who the person I am today. 

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?

What makes my school so special is the bond I made with my teammates. 

What is your favorite snack food?


What is the best part of football?

The best part about football is the physicality

If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say?

I promise if given the opportunity I will make the most of it.

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be?

Kenny Clark 

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why?

Malcolm X, Jay-Z, Kobe Bryant. The amount of information you could gain from them 3 would be endless.

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