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3 things to know about OL Isaiah Wynn, Patriots' selection at No. 23 overall

Ryan Hannable
April 26, 2018 - 10:52 pm

FOXBORO -- With the No. 23 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft, the Patriots have selected Georgia offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn. Wynn played all of 2017 at left tackle, but before that was a left guard/left tackle. It's unclear how the Patriots view him, but he was announced as a tackle. 

He was ranked No. 24 overall on Mike Mayock's top 100 players in the draft.

Here are three quick things to know about the newest Patriots offensive lineman.

-- Wynn blocked for star running backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel and a lot of their runs were on the left side with him leading the way. The Bulldogs rushed for an SEC-best (and ninth nationally) 258.4 yards per game, while adding 42 touchdowns on the ground. He earned First Team All-SEC honors for his efforts. Wynn was also a team captain.

-- One of the issues with him at tackle is his arm length, as he stands 6-foot-3, 313 pounds. Since he doesn't have long arms, many viewed him as a player who would move back to the interior line in the NFL. It will be interesting to see what Dante Scarnecchia has planned for him. On the interior line, the Patriots have Shaq Mason, Joe Thuney and Ted Karras, while at left tackle the Patriots have LaAdrian Waddle, Tony Garcia and Matt Tobin.

-- After the Senior Bowl, Wynn had surgery to repair a torn labrum. The injury occurred in November and he played the rest of the season, which shows his toughness. It's unclear where he is in terms of the recovery process.

The Patriots select next at No. 31 overall.

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