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2021 NFL Draft: Nahshon Wright drafted by Dallas Cowboys

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With the No. 99 pick in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select Oregon State cornerback Nahshon Wright.

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Nahshon, brother of Last Chance U’s Rezjohn Wright, declared for the 2021 NFL Draft on Dec. 22, 2020 after capping off his career at Oregon State with 64 tackles, 1.5 tackles, one sack, five interceptions, 11 pass deflections, and one forced fumble. He was anticipated to be a mid-to-late day two selection in the 2021 NFL Draft. 

The junior defensive back played two seasons with the Beavers after transferring from Laney College. During his sophomore campaign, he emerged as one of OSU’s best defenders, posting three interceptions, five pass breakups and 34 total tackles.

The 6-4, 187-pounder continued to prove his talents were NFL worthy in his final season with the Beavers. In six games, he intercepted two passes, broke up six, and tallied 30 tackles while learning All Pac-12 Honorable Mention honors.  

 

In his 2018 season with Laney Junior College, Wright amassed 17 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, 4 interceptions, and 3 pass deflections.

Now, Wright will take his talents from Oregon State to the Dallas Cowboys. Congrats, Nahshon!