When fans ask why teams have to dive into a player’s personal life, this is a strong reason why they do so in order to save themselves for a potential headache later.
Serious character concerns that were hurting Georgia defensive tackle Devonte Wyatt will have a huge impact on where he will be selected this month in the 2022 NFL Draft.
In February of 2020, Wyatt was arrested for a “family violence” incident. Team sources say that their private investigators found out about three additional domestic violence incidents. Because of that, some teams have dropped him from their draft boards.
“He’s off our board,” an AFC general manager told Walter Football. “If teams are okay with the character, I think he goes between No. 21-32. He has a lot of red flags.”
An NFC director of player personnel expressed similar sentiments to Walter Football.
In 2021, Wyatt had 39 tackles, seven for loss with 2.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in 14 starts. He was a first-team all-SEC selection and helped lead Georgia to the national championship. Wyatt is an extremely athletic, disruptive force up front.
Despite his dominance on the field, the scariest thing about him might be his behavior off the field.