HOOVER, Ala. — SEC Media Days is a place where thousands of words are spent on long-winded answers each day, but Arkansas defensive lineman Deatrich Wise Jr. did all of the talking he needed to do with a couple of words.
During a question and answer session on Wednesday morning, the talented pass rusher was reminded that he has accumulated 13 sacks during a career with the Razorbacks that began in 2012.
What are the chances he matches that total in 2016 alone?
“100 percent,” Wise said, getting his answer out before the asking reporter could even finish his question.
Wise recorded a career-high eight sacks last season, and did so without a starting role for most of the season. All eight of his sacks were recorded during conference play, placing him atop the list of sacks accumulated during SEC games in 2015.
If he reaches the 13 sack total that he guaranteed on Wednesday, the senior’s NFL Draft stock is likely to go through the roof.