Isaiah Wilson 2020 NFL Draft Profile

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Isaiah Wilson Overview

Position: Offensive tackle
Height: 6’6”
Weight: 350 lbs
Arms: 35 ½”
Hands: 10 ¼”
School: Georgia

NFL Combine Performance Data

40 Yard Dash: 5.32 seconds
Three Cone Drill: 8.26 seconds
Bench Press: 26 reps
Vertical Jump: 29”
Broad Jump: 110”

Isaiah Wilson 2020 NFL Draft Profile 

As a senior for New York’s Poly Prep High School, Wilson generated massive amounts of hype given his combination of size and athleticism. Wilson’s five-star recruitment status and number one prospect ranking throughout the state of New York earned him offers from schools such as Alabama, Clemson, LSU, Ohio State, Michigan, and Nebraska before choosing Georgia.

Wilson elected to redshirt his 2017 season and as a 2018 redshirt freshman, he started in all 14 games for the Bulldogs at right tackle. Additionally, Wilson earned a spot on the Freshman All-SEC team for his 2018 performance. Wilson put together another solid season in 2019 as he played in all 11 of Georgia’s games and earned All-SEC Second Team honors. Wilson’s decision to go pro surprised many as he likely would have been a high draft pick in next year’s class. Additionally, at just 20 years old, Wilson is one of the youngest prospects in this year’s draft class.    

Strengths

  • Easily the size of an NFL offensive tackle;
  • Excels with power in run blocking;
  • Powerful punches when they connect;
  • High upside and a very raw player;
  • Competitively tough intangibles and not afraid to stick his nose in the pile;
  • Has a nasty streak and finishes blocks by planting defenders into the turf;
  • Eye popping natural strength.

Weaknesses

  • Heavy, slow feet in pass protection;
  • Fundamentals in run and pass blocking need polishing; 
  • Struggles with flexibility and does not have great lateral movement skills;
  • Redshirt Sophomore with raw football IQ and technique;
  • Only played two years of college football
  • Hand punches need to find consistency but are devastating when they connect.

NFL Comparison: Marcus Cannon 

Teams With Need at Position: Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arizona Cardinals, Los Angeles Chargers, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants, New York Jets, Washington Redskins, Seattle Seahawks

Projection: Early to late second round 

Bottom Line on Isaiah Wilson

Many were surprised when Wilson elected to enter the draft this season given how deep this year’s offensive tackle class is. Additionally, Wilson’s fundamentals along with overall technique are still quite raw and need polishing. However, while Wilson does not possess the natural athleticism of an NFL left tackle, his natural power and strength cannot be overlooked. Wilson is a mauler in the run game with an impressive frame and enough athleticism to develop his pass protection skills. Improved footwork, consistent hand strikes, and possibly shedding some extra weight would help make up for Wilson’s lack of natural top end athleticism. Although he carries his weight well, there are some questions as to whether or not that he will struggle to keep extra pounds off his frame. With proper coaching, Wilson will develop into a solid starting right tackle at the next level who would be a devastating run blocker, but may need help against quicker edge rushers.

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