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Possible Pick: Why Georgia’s Isaiah Wynn Is A Top O-Line Prospect
(Editor’s Note: While the start of the 2017 NFL Draft isn’t until April 26, it’s never too early to profile some of the key participants. The staff of DallasCowboys.com intends to preview the landscape of the draft’s top prospect, with an emphasis on possible Cowboys draft picks – from the first round to the last. Today’s featured player is Georgia’s Isaiah Wynn.)
- Name: Isaiah Wynn
- Position: Guard
- College: Georgia
- Height/Weight: 6-2 / 300
- Honors: Wynn was a second-team AP All-American and first-team AP All-SEC selection as a senior in 2017.
- Key Stat: Wynn and the Bulldogs’ offensive line blocked for Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, who gained the most career rushing yards in FBS history by two running back teammates, passing SMU’s Eric Dickerson and Craig James (8,193).
Where He’s Projected:
As the NFL Scouting Combine gets underway this week in Indianapolis, Wynn seems to be in the first-round conversation among draft observers. There are questions about Wynn’s height and reach to play tackle at the next level despite his 15 starts at left tackle for the national runner-up Bulldogs in 2017. He started at left guard as a junior and transitioned back inside with ease at the Senior Bowl in January, earning Lineman of the Week honors.
How He Helps The Cowboys:
Team executive vice president Stephen Jones told reporters at the Combine that the Cowboys are looking for a fifth starter on the offensive line, and left guard appears to be the only real spot in question. Pro Bowlers Tyron Smith, Travis Frederick and Zack Martin return in 2018, and La’el Collins made a successful transition to right tackle last year. Jonathan Cooper, the primary left guard starter last year, had knee surgery after the season and is set to be a free agent.
- Has spent his college career both as a tackle and guard. Projects as a guard in the NFL.
- Outstanding quickness and agility. Will fit a lot of schemes with his ability to move.
- Plays well on the move. Rarely on the ground. Great body control and balance. Plays with an ease of movement.
- There is some pop to his game. Hand size might be small, but he can deliver a jolt.
- If he has a weakness, there are snaps when he will get a little tall and straight-legged, which causes him problems with his leverage.