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Gabe Wright, DT

School: Auburn  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Columbus, GA
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 300 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
146144-5
2014 Season
Preseason all-SEC first team (SEC media); second team (Athlon, Phil Steele); third team (Lindy's, CFB Matrix) ... Outland Trophy, Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch lists ... represented Auburn at SEC Media Days.
2013 Season
Veteran defensive tackle who started 11 games for the SEC Champions, the last 10 in a row ... AP All-SEC honorable mention ... three tackles, two TFL against Arkansas State ... four tackles, three TFL, two sacks (-16) vs. Ole Miss ... pair of solo tackles against Western Carolina ... contributed three tackles at Texas A&M ... fumble recovery and three tackles at Arkansas ... made four tackles in Georgia win ... 6-yard sack of A.J. McCarron was one of four tackles in win over Alabama ... two solo tackles in SEC Championship Game vs. Missouri.
2012 Season
Started the last five games of season at defensive tackle ... nine career starts ... had a TFL in the LSU game ... two tackles and a TFL at Ole Miss ... sack and a QB hurry at Vanderbilt ... three tackles and a TFL vs. New Mexico State ... three tackles against Georgia ... TFL against Alabama A&M ... recorded eight tackles at Alabama.
2011 Season
Played in all 13 games with three starts ... recorded his first career tackle against Clemson ... had one tackle, a TFL (-5), at Arkansas ...also forced the first fumble of his career ... recorded one tackle at LSU ... made his first career start against Ole Miss, gaining one tackle with one QB hurry ... starter against Georgia, with a career-best four tackles ... three tackles, one TFL (-2) and one QB hurry in win over Samford ... sack (-7) against Virginia in Chick-fil-A Bowl.
High School
High School Coach: Dell McGee ... listed as the No. 3 defensive tackle and the No. 26 player overall by ESPN.com/Scouts Inc. ... ranked as the No. 7 player in the state of Georgia and the nation's No. 121 player by Rivals.com ... named the No. 13 defensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com ... listed as the nation's No. 11 defensive tackle by Scout.com ... listed as the No. 110 player in the nation by Scout.com ... Named to the Parade All-America team ... named to the PrepStar Dream Team as the No. 87-ranked player in the nation ... named a SuperPrep All-American, and the nation's No. 25 defensive lineman and the No. 8 recruit from Georgia by SuperPrep ... PrepStar All-American ... No. 47 in the Mobile Press-Register's Super Southeast 120 ... selected to play in the 2011 Under Armour All-American Game following his senior season ... had 88 tackles, including 11 sacks and 12 tackles for loss, while forcing five fumbles as a senior.
Personal
Birthday is April 3 . . . son of Viola Wright ... Major: Pre-Communication.
 
Player News
05/04/2015 - A closer look at the Lions' seven picks: Round 4/113 -- Gabe Wright, DT, 6 -3, 300, Auburn...With no pick in the fourth round after trading it to Baltimore in the Haloti Ngata deal, the Lions gave up a 2016 third-round pick to Philadelphia to move into the fourth round and take Wright, whom they considered in the third round. He's a quick, penetrating pass rusher who fits the height and weight measurables the Lions look for on the interior and should be a rotational player immediately. - The Sports Xchange
 

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