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2018 NFL Scouting Report: Scouting Georgia offensive lineman, Isaiah Wynn

The former Georgia tackle would be a nice addition to the Broncos offensive line.

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One prospect who may interest the Denver Broncos on day two of the 2018 NFL Draft is former Georgia offensive lineman, Isaiah Wynn. He’s a 6’3”, 313lb offensive lineman who is considered one of the top guards in the draft. Wynn is ranked as the third best guard in the 2018 NFL Draft according to NFLDraftScout.com and is ranked as the 27th overall player in the entire draft.

Wynn played in 15 games, making 15 starts at left tackle. He was named one of four permanent team captains for the Bulldogs. Wynn was also the co-winner of Frank Sinkwich Award (for toughness) and “Up Front” Award on offense, given at the team’s post-season awards gala. He was named to the All-Bowl Team by Rivals.com, a preseason Second-Team All-SEC by media, Coaches’ Preseason Second-Team All-SEC, and was named to Senior Bowl Watch. Wyn was named the offensive winner of the Physicality/Headhunter Award after spring drills and was the recipient of the Harriett Reppard Evans Football Scholarship Endowment.

Isaiah Wynn, Senior, Georgia

Height: 6’3” Weight: 313lbs 40 time: n/a

Arm Length: 33 3/8” Hands: 8 1/2”

Film Room:

Scouting Report:

Strengths:

  • Shorter and squatty build ideal for a guard
  • Mirrored edge rushers well
  • Was an impressive pass blocker in the tough SEC
  • Anchors well and rarely gets pushed back or taken off his feet
  • Has quick feet and a good mover in space
  • Just a fluid and balanced athlete
  • Generates plenty of power and has strong hands/powerful punch
  • Plays through the whistle and is a finisher in the trenches
  • Positional versatility(played guard and left tackle at Georgia)
  • Team Captain in 2017

Weaknesses:

  • Doesn’t have the ideal size to play tackle
  • Will have to move inside to guard in the NFL
  • Does have a tendency to get grabby
  • Dealing with a torn labrum which held him out of the Combine

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NFL Draft Scout’s Dane Brugler on Isaiah Wynn from his draft guide

SUMMARY: A three-year starter at Georgia, Wynn bounced between left guard and left tackle as a sophomore and junior before settling in at left tackle for his senior season where he was an integral part of Georgia’s run to the National Championship Game. He doesn’t have elite size for the next level, but he generates inline power with his body control to create movement in the run game. Wynn has excellent feet in pass protection, sinking his hips and striking with a violent punch to keep rushers at bay. He has the skills-set to line up at any of the interior line positions in the NFL with the functional experience to kick out to tackle in a pinch. Overall, Wynn is a plug-and-play NFL starter and the second-best offensive line prospect in the 2018 draft class (behind Notre Dame’s Quenton Nelson), projecting as a potential Pro Bowler.

NFL Network’s draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah on Wynn who he has ranked as his 35th overall player in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Wynn was an undersized left tackle for the Bulldogs; he projects as a starting guard at the next level. In the run game, he is sudden out of his stance and can roll his hips on contact, generating movement at the point of attack. His hand strength is outstanding. He’s very effective as a puller because of his ability to redirect and cover up linebackers in space. In pass protection, he keeps his hands tight and he’s a natural knee-bender. He will lunge and whiff on rare occasions, but he’s usually patient and stays on balance. He is very aware of blitzers (see: him vs. Minkah Fitzpatrickin the national title game). Wynn has some previous experience at guard and I believe he has Pro Bowl ability at that position.

Does guard Isaiah Wynn make sense for the Denver Broncos on day two of the NFL Draft?

He is a potential trade back option for the Broncos if they decide to go that route. Wynn is also a potential second-round option as well, but it is unlikely he would make it to pick 40 if that were to happen.

All the focus is on Quenton Nelson and Will Hernandez for obvious reasons, but Wynn is considered by many the second-best guard in the draft. The former Georgia left tackle will move inside in the NFL and has the skill-set to be a Pro-Bowl quality player at the next level.

He is a stout blocker with strong hands and plus movement skills for a man of his size. He would be an instant starter for whoever drafts him and would likely be an upgrade at guard for the Broncos.

It is unclear if the Broncos will take a guard this early in the draft. They have been spoken highly of Connor McGovern and J.J. Dielman but could spend a high pick to be their starting right guard. If they decide to go that route, Wynn will be one of the players they will consider.