Is Isaiah Wynn Ready To Be Left Tackle For Patriots? | Countdown to Camp

    Sierra Goodwill and Evan Lazar discuss the hole at left tackle and whether or not Wynn is ready to fill the void.


    FOXBORO — The New England Patriots’ 2018 first-round draft pick Isaiah Wynn had a rough rookie season. In fact, he didn’t have one at all. A torn Achilles in August robbed Wynn of the opportunity to play a single snap in his first year in the NFL.

    He’s been seen at Gillette Stadium daily since April, trying to get back to pre-injury form. The No. 23 overall pick out of Georgia knows he’s needed now more than ever.

    The Patriots have a gap to fill at left tackle after Trent Brown signed with the Oakland Raiders and Wynn is the leading candidate for the job. At minicamp in June, Wynn solely participated in positional drills and has yet to take any live reps. However, his coaches, especially offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia, have not forgotten about No. 76’s capabilities.

    Injuries can be just as difficult mentally as they are physically. To combat that inevitable negative energy, Wynn has created the hashtag #WinWithWynnWednesday where he shares positive and motivating messages on social media.

    Where New England would lose in size replacing 6-foot-8 and 359 pound Brown for 6-foot-2 and 310 pound Wynn, they’d gain in explosiveness and balance. He was dominant at Georgia, allowing just five pressures in the SEC as left tackle.

    As long as he’s healthy, it seems like it’s Wynn’s job to lose. However, the Patriots have a solid insurance plan in Joe Thuney, who they’ve been giving most of the reps to at left tackle this offseason.

    Wynn is expected to be back and healthy for the start of training camp on July, 24.