Isaiah WynnOL Georgia

6-2 3/4", 313, 

33.3" Arm, 8 1/2" Hands,

Fighting For Respect. 

By TOM

Wynn plays with a wonderful animus, and a dislike for his opponent. I think the new saying is, "he plays like he doesn't like people." Which is really what you want from Linemen. He plays with great awareness, and is always looking to hit someone when things break down a little. Best blocker in the Draft at blocking two guys on one play. Consistently blocks through a DL and into an LB. When he pancakes guys, he instantly turns and looks for another guy to hit. 

Wynn is one tough SOB. "He’s got a great toughness," Kirby Smart said. "But it’s one of those things where Isaiah being an offensive lineman he’s constantly got his hands outside his framework when a guy gets away, and it makes you vulnerable to that injury. But it’s also something that sometimes you can’t make worse. You’ve just got to push through [it]. And, boy, he's a tough guy. Because I would see it come out, see it slip, and he would keep right on playing." He played last season with a torn labrum, at a position where it is imperative to play at arms length. 

It you don't think that is impressive than you never really watched an OL pass protect before. "It’s kind of harder to block with it, just cause you’re always getting it jammed back, but it’s good," Wynn said when asked if it was limiting his play. "Yeah, it was. But shoot, we had a heck of a season so why let that stop us from getting to where we needed to go" OLs using proper technique are always playing with arms extended.

So the Pats didn't take him to be an OG. "Just watch him play, he was a good pass blocker, he blocked a lot of good people," Caserio said. "They play some good teams, and he was effective doing that. The guy has experience playing multiple spots. He played tackle this year, Left Tackle, and then played guard for two years. He has experience playing multiple spots so in the end we’ll do what we think is best for the team." They took him to be an zone blocking OLT.

He was the Starting OLT for Georgia in their starling Play Off Championship run. "Isaiah has a lot of experience. He started for three years," Caserio said. "He’s played both guard and tackle. He’s played multiple spots. He’s been productive in both of those areas. So he’s a good player. He’s got good traits. He’s been in a good program." He was a great OL at Georgia.

He was the All-SEC OLT. "First pick, we picked Isaiah. First off, both players they come from a great program. We have a lot respect, a tremendous amount of respect for coach Smart and the job he does and he’s doing at Georgia and the job he did at Alabama," Caserio said. "Both these players are playing against some of the best players in the country on a weekly basis and they were productive players." Three years as a starter in the SEC. 

He was also 2nd Team All-American, which means he was considered to be the second best OLT in all of college football last season (and best in the SEC;). "He had to block a lot of good people in that conference, as you all know," Caserio said. "You guys who all watch SEC football know there’s a lot of good football players down there, a lot of them got drafted tonight, there’s a probably a bunch that get drafted tomorrow, so he’s had to block those players." He was a great OL at Georgia. 

He did not struggle at all against the Oklahoma speed rushers. "He has experience playing multiple spots so we’ll put him in the mix and see how it goes," Caserio said. "Our whole philosophy on the whole offensive line is that we’ll put the best five guys out there and however it sorts itself out. It’ll sort itself out." I don't think he'll start right away at OLT over Waddle or Garcia.

He might win the OLG spot to start as a rookie. "We’ll see how it goes. When they get here, we’ll put them out there, we’ll get them reps. In the end, it’ll come back to what we think is best for the team," Caserio said. "It’s like when we drafted Nate. His first year, the guy played right tackle and the guy never played right tackle before in his life. He was a jumbo tight end. However it goes, it’s so early in the process. We haven’t even been on the field yet with the group that we have. And there’s probably going to be some other moving parts here, so we’ll work him wherever we think is best and see how it unfolds. In the end, we just try the best five out there in the best sports that we feel is best for our offense and for our team." He might be on the bench if he can't unseat Thuney (who didn't play well last season). 

All rookies are unprepared for the NFL, and don't know it yet. "All these players, regardless of when they’re picked and who they are, they have a long, long, long way to go. It doesn’t matter what round they’re picked in. When you’re talking about the draft, essentially you’re talking about developmental players," Caserio said. "It doesn’t really matter where they’re picked. These players a got long way to go. If you look through the history of the league and the first round and go on down, these guys have a long way to go, a lot of work to do. They’re behind our players. I mean, our players have been in the off-season program here for a couple of weeks. We’re going into phase two, so whoever comes into this building has a long way to go." They don't have a clue of what is being asked of them on every play.

They will be competing against guys who already know the playbook. "They’re behind," Caserio said. "So the most important thing for them to do is come in, work hard, and assimilate to our program. And do what they’re asked to do. That’s the expectation for them from day one." They will be fun to watch in the Preseason. 

I think he is a plug and play OLG. "We did a lot more work on Isaiah than just the combine. There's a lot of coaches throughout the country that we have dialogue, we have discussion, we spend a lot of time with the players, and you're trying to get as much information as you possibly can and you're trying to get the right information, and the most accurate information," Caserio said. "Kirby has been around a lot of good programs. He's been around a lot of good players so his perspective and his view point on it is certainly something we put stock in among other things. I mean Coach [Belichick] has talked about this before. It's a huge melting pot. You've got a bunch of ingredients that are coming from a lot of different angles and you're trying to put it all together and you're trying to come up with a final sort of picture of what you have." I thought he was a better OLG prospect than Nelson, if his shoulder is healthy. 

He has elite heavy hands. Heavier than Nelson's. He is a dominate road grader, who blocked more than one defender on runs a lot more than Nelson did. He puts interior OLs on skates every game. He plays with great balance and feet. Always seems to get leverage, and holds onto the shirts of DLs with a dancers feet. When he gets on the field he will instantly improve the YPC of the RBs. 

He played in the best conference in college football for four years. "I mean it helps you a lot. You see the best of the best week in and week out and even throughout practice you're going against the best of the best. From what I've seen and heard around the league, it's the same way in the league. You're constantly going against the best of the best so I think it really did prepare me." He is also is one of two players in this Draft who can play all five O-line positions (Rankins).

He already has an ally in David Andrews to help him adjust. "I'm actually very close with him," Wynn said. "He was, coming in as a freshman at Georgia, he was one of the guys who was like a big brother and took me under his wing. I just learned a lot from him coming into my freshman year because as a freshman it's kind of rough just getting adjusted, but David Andrews helped me a lot. He helped me a lot." I wonder if that is when he learned how to snap the ball. 

The problem is that most see him as an OG, and you don't take OGs in the 1st, unless that are the rare exception (or the Draft stinks:). But this also shows a shift in offensive scheme. You take Wynn, because he is the top run blocker in this Draft, and figure out where to play him later. When you add Sony to that equation, you have shown that you are making the run game even more of a focus to help take hits off of Brady. The only way to do that is to strengthen the run game to higher levels than last season. 

The Pats cannot allow Brady to get hit like he did last season. You take Wynn and Michel when your QB turns 40. You take the best run blocker in the Draft, and the RB who averaged 8 Yards Per Carry in the SEC, and was the best RB in pass pro as a senior? This is a clear sign that a visible shift in the offense is coming. BB has seen Favre, Montana, and the ends of many QBs. The offense has to change. Last season Brady got hit more than any other QB. The shift in offensive scheme towards a more run/play-action scheme started with this pick. 

2017: Played in 15 games, making 15 starts at left tackle...named one of four permanent team captains...also co-winner of Frank Sinkwich Award (for toughness) and "Up Front" Award on offense, given at team's post-season awards gala...named to the All-Bowl Team by Rivals.com...named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week after the Vanderbilt game, when Georgia rolled up 423 rushing yards...preseason Second-Team All-SEC by media...also Coaches' Preseason Second-Team All-SEC... named to Senior Bowl Watch List...offensive winner of the Physicality/Headhunter Award after spring drills...recipient of the Harriett Reppard Evans Football Scholarship Endowment.

Season's Notes:

Auburn: Great burst outside on toss sweeps. He is a terrific foot athlete. I think he can be a starting OLT in a zone blocking scheme (written before Draft). He does a great job sliding inside, and grabbing shirt with his arms extended. Great job impacting and sealing the D-end. Smooth quick feet stepping and moving backwards. Heavy hands to knocked down rushers. Auburn stopped rushing his lane every down in the 2nd Half. When they didn't rush his lane, he liked to turn inside and pancake the DT that the OLG is blocking, with incredibly powerful hits from the side. 

Auburn SEC Champ Game: Great job on the seal block on dives up the middle. The OLB doesn't stand a chance of getting inside. Relentless blocker in run game. Slides inside on zone runs effortlessly, and with great quickness. He gets inside the DT seemingly at will. I think he can be a back up OLT in a zone-blocking scheme. He does a great job sliding inside, and grabbing shirt with his arms extended. Great job impacting and sealing the D-end. Smooth quick-stepping feet moving backwards. Auburn stopped rushing his lane almost every down in the 2nd Half again. 

FLA: Great job on the seal block on dives up the middle. When he plays with balance he is very powerful. He would have no trouble moving inside. Terrific in short set. He can turn and shove the DE, and then turn inside and hit the DT in the gut, and knock him off his feet. Great heavy hands. When he hits guys of any size you can see the impact visibly. Explosive off the snap. He gets DLs moving backwards quicker than pie. He is devastating blocking LBs and DBs on the 2nd and 3rd levels. Love his feet on the move. 

Fighting Irish: Terrific moving forward in run game. Chips off the NT, and into the OLB with some interesting quickness and power. Nice balance in pass pro. He uses his long arms as well. However, it can look like he is overextending sometimes. Great run blocker. Better than Nelson. More of a power pass blocker than nimble in pass pro. I have to see him against speed, but he was perfect in pass pro against ND. He reminds me of Waddle, who I do like at OLT (Almost prophetic;).

Senior Bowl: He was kicking ass and taking names at the Senior Bowl, while still paying with a Broken wing. "I thought Wynn, the Georgia tackle who played guard this week, was the most intriguing guy here," Mayock said. "He had a dominant week of practice. He’s helped himself a great deal." He dominated guys inside and outside all week. 

He will still short set when the DE doesn't blast off. But once he grabs shirt he moves his feet with great power and stops the rush. When the rusher goes inside to avoid Wynn's lane, if rusher stunts outside, he will push him straight down the line in front of the other OLs, and still not let him get up field.

Wynn VS Oklahoma:

I really like Wynn. I think he will be an NFL OLT. He might have to be in a Zone blocking scheme, like Scar likes to run. But he keeps looking like a legit NFL OLT to me, even though his height says OG all day and night. He could be an option for he Pats late in Day Two, or early in Day Three. I think he will show well at the Combine, and could end up in Day Two. 

Great power sealer on quick edge guys (:06). No trouble switching guys from the edgerusher to the inside blitzer (:20). Great burst outside on toss sweeps. He is a terrific foot athlete (:26). He can get out to the sideline and pancake the CB out in space (:37). No trouble with big 5-Techs in the rush, he handles them like they are kids (1:15). Great form playing and staying low. "I believe I'm very physical and I'm quick off the ball," Wynn Said. "My point of attack is good as well as my technique. I'm kind of a perfectionist when it comes to my technique so I feel like I can contribute that to the team." Great at playing at arms length in pass pro. 

Once he gets his hands on the small speed rushers, they are done (1:15). Even when they try to retreat backwards into coverage (1:40). Great job on power seal, on dives up the middle (2:05). He has relentless hands in pass pro (2:15). The OLB doesn't stand a chance of getting inside. Relentless blocker in run game. Slides inside on zone runs effortlessly, and with great quickness. He gets inside the DT seemingly at will. 

He can devastate the DB when he pulls outside to lead the RB to the sideline. "He’s a tough guy," Smart said. "I’d see it come out [the friggin ball-joint in his shoulder]! [I'd] see it slip. And he kept right on playing." He is doing all this with a bum shoulder, incredible! 

Great job switching on stunts and twists (5:45). He can block both the stunter and the stuntee (if that is a word;), and makes it look easy (5:55). Great power blocker on the goal line (6:35). He is great at blocking on the move. Great strong hands that let him latch onto the smaller speed rushers shirt, and just hold him as he moves his feet. 

When he gets into a rusher early, the rush is over. He handled Okoronkwo on the edge with ease    (6:56). Though Okoronkwo did get him once (7:08). He has some power blocking down on the big DT (7:29). He'll have no trouble moving inside to OG in the NFL. But... the way he handled Okoronkwo's speed? Makes me think he can play outside at OLT. At least as an emergency backup, like Mankins. 

Wynn Vs Oklahoma:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rO7kJS6xL8

Isaiah Wynn Vs Kentucky:

Tough guy who got hurt against Kentucky! And was in on the next drive. He uses his feet nice to get into position to grab the rushers shirt. He can stone guys once he get his hands in their shirt. He can use his feet and long arms to block the D-end backwards for ten yards. Very impressive athlete. He is a little light and slight. His best fit will be in a Zone blocking scheme. Great job shoving the OLB upfield to let the RB run under him. 

Amazing! Wynn burst inside the D-end. Then blocked through him to the 2nd level to block the LB, taking out two defenders in one block. That is a good as you can run blocking (:04). Nice quick feet in slide. Watch how he got his hands up high and tight. Then he got the hands in the shirt and anchored, and the rush was done (:19). Once he gets hands in shirt the rush is done. 

Watch the grip in the hands as he grabbed shirt, and controlled the rusher at arms length. Then he almost shoved him to the ground. That was great pass pro (:27). You know Scarnecchia liked this. In many of his Zone blocks he ends up shoving the DL to the ground (:37). Short sets like an OG (:59). He is so quick off the snap that the rush is over before it starts. 

He has great burst and speed to get inside the DE on zone blocks (1:11). Love the fight. Watch the run blocking fight that he kept at arms length (1:24). Watch how he short set as the D-end doesn't rush. But he never stands around and watches. Watch the heavy hands as he turned and pancaked the DT (1:37). How do you like now?

His kickslide needs work. But watch how quick he gets back against speed. Then his hands end the rush (1:47). He gets so low and powerful in run game (1:55). Watch the elbow through the 5-tech. He is not afraid to hold (2:29). Watch the impact of the hands in pass pro that turned and twisted the D-end (2:38). Nice impact on the second level (3:17). I like the little hop forward in play action (3:30). Would you like to see a power block inside the Ten (4:01)? That is a great run block. 

He plays through the whistle (4:25). He short sets like an OG, watch how he turned the D-end into the tight end (4:33). Watch the elite quicks and COD, as he blocked the DE and turned with him outside. Then shoved him past the RB (4:42). He continued zone blocks through the whistle. Watch him finally shoulder check the side of the D-end, once he caught up, and the DL was about to grab the RB (4:51). He can play OLT in the NFL. Okay, I limited myself to 4-minutes. Quick Tape baby!

Wynn Vs Kentucky:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO9baKRvSho

Chubb/Wynn Vs Miss ST:

Great seal blocker. Love how he grabs shirt on the edge, and just doesn't let go. Great feet and balance when he gets his hands in shirt. Great initial burst into DE on runs. When he hits DBs outside on tosses, he puts them on the ground. He started at Guard in 2016 and 2015. Than he moved outside to OLT, because they had no one else. He is great at pulling to the 2nd and 3rd level.

Best run blocker in the Draft. It is amazing how consistently he blocks two defenders on one run (:04). Great seal blocker. Love how grabs shirt on the edge, and just does let go. Great feet and balance when he gets his hands in shirt (:36). Nice burst outside to shove the OLB out of the running lane (:57). Great initial burst into DE on runs. 

Smooth and effortless moving backwards against speed on the edge (1:31). Nice zone blocker (1:48). 2016: Played and started in 12 of 13 games at left guard...missed the Louisiana game due to injury, ending a string of 23 straight starts...earned the Hugh Hendrix Award for being a player who most strains his potential following spring practice...recipient of the Harriett Reppard Evans Football Scholarship Endowment

Chubb Vs Miss ST:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tG15CO9g5Qg

Wynn Vs Miss ST:

Against Miss ST he pulled outside and hit a DB downfield so hard he knocked him off his feet and onto his butt. Then continued forward and drove the Safety straight inside, and got in the way of the rest of the secondary (108:16)This allowed Chubb to run for a 25-yard TD. That might be the best run block on the 2nd or 3rd level I have seen since John Hannah. 

3rd 1:47 on the clock- (1:31:38) Smooth moving backwards. Great fighter moving backward in pass pro. He has some work to do on kickslide. But his balance, power, and aggressiveness more than made up for it on the edge in pass pro. He was flawless against Miss ST. Great at absorbing the big blast off, and will loose ground. But then he is so good at recovering his balance and holding on. Once he grabs shirt he never lets go until the whistle or the defender is on the ground. 

He shakes the DT when he doubles down on him. He can impact the speed blitzer outside on the run inside. When he hits DBs outside on tosses, he puts them on the ground. He was a Guard for three seasons. Than he moved outside to OLT, because they had no one else. He is great at pulling to the 2nd and 3rd level. 

2015: Appeared in 13 games making 13 starts ... recipient of one of team's Most Improved Player awards ... UGA J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Honor Roll ... recipient of the Harriett Reppard Evans Football Scholarship Endowment. 2014: Played in 11 games making one start ... helped Georgia rush for 257.8 yards per game, which ranked first in the SEC ... recipient of the Harriett Reppard Evans Football Scholarship Endowment.

Wynn Vs Miss ST:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CVRylFIjpU

Wynn's Official Bio:

* 2017 Associated Press All-America 2nd Team *
* 2017 American Football Coaches Association All-America 2nd Team *
* 2017 Phil Steele All-America 3rd Team *
* 2017 Coaches’ & AP All-SEC 1st Team *


2017: Played in 15 games, making 15 starts at left tackle...named one of four permanent team captains...also co-winner of Frank Sinkwich Award (for toughness) and "Up Front" Award on offense, given at team's post-season awards gala...named to the All-Bowl Team by Rivals.com...named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week after the Vanderbilt game, when Georgia rolled up 423 rushing yards...preseason Second-Team All-SEC by media...also Coaches' Preseason Second-Team All-SEC... named to Senior Bowl Watch List...offensive winner of the Physicality/Headhunter Award after spring drills...recipient of the Harriett Reppard Evans Football Scholarship Endowment.

2016: Played and started in 12 of 13 games at left guard...missed the Louisiana game due to injury, ending a string of 23 straight starts...earned the Hugh Hendrix Award for being a player who most strains his potential following spring practice...recipient of the Harriett Reppard Evans Football Scholarship Endowment.

2015: Appeared in 13 games making 13 starts ... recipient of one of team's Most Improved Player awards ... UGA J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Honor Roll ... recipient of the Harriett Reppard Evans Football Scholarship Endowment.

2014: Played in 11 games making one start ... helped Georgia rush for 257.8 yards per game, which ranked first in the SEC ... recipient of the Harriett Reppard Evans Football Scholarship Endowment.

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