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Isaiah Wynn is another top option that could fill the Redskins LG vacancy

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Hogs Haven takes a look at 2018 NFL Draft prospects that could contribute to the Redskins

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Isaiah Wynn, OG
School: Georgia | Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior | Age: 22
Height / Weight: 6-2 / 308 lbs
Projected Draft Status: Late 1st Round or Early 2nd Round
NFL Comparison: Zack Martin

College Statistics

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Player Overview

Isaiah Wynn firmly solidified his draft range with his performance at the Senior Bowl two weeks ago. Wynn has been on the radar of scouts all year long and was one of college football’s best left tackles this season. Wynn is one of the more well-rounded linemen in this year’s draft and is an effective pass protector and even better run blocker. Wynn is also one of the better athletes at the position as well. Because of his size and arm length, Wynn projects to be a guard in the NFL and a very good one at that. He has experience at the position he played left guard last year when Tyler Catalina was playing left tackle. Wynn’s build and athleticism make him a great fit for a team that runs a zone blocking scheme but he is also so stout and powerful that I think he can fit in power and counter schemes as well. For teams looking for guard help but will miss out on Quenton Nelson and Billy Price Wynn is the next best player at the position.

Strengths

  • Good size, great strength, and even better athleticism for the position.
  • His technique is rock solid but what stands out most is his feet. Plays with a wide base and mirrors well. Kick slide is smooth and fluid. Feet don't stop moving on running plays.
  • Squares up and hits his target with a powerful punch. Hand placement is largely textbook and controls his opponent with relative ease and rarely loses control.
  • Great quickness at the snap and has the athleticism to recover against speedier defenders. Above average speed and quickness also lets him get out into space and into the second level to take on blocks and looks to finish them.
  • Rarely got beat outright and plays with great leverage and balance. Smart player that recognizes blitzes and stunts and has good overall awareness.

Weaknesses

  • Wouldn’t hurt if he could put on 10 more lbs.
  • Could stand to get a bit stronger. Despite some impressive recoveries, he was pushed back on a few bull rushes.

Let’s see his work:

More Isaiah Wynn videos

How He Would Fit On The Redskins

Wynn is yet another option in the top rounds of the draft that could fill the LG vacancy on the Redskins. I’ll maintain that this is a position I’m firmly in favor of drafting this year because of the depth at the position in the first two rounds or so. Wynn would be the lightest lineman on the Redskins at his current weight so I would also be in favor of him adding a few pounds. Other than getting him into the strength and conditioning program I think Wynn is a plug and play guard who is going to stay around the league a long time and has the potential to be a pro bowler. He’ll come into the league with solid technique but still has things to learn about handling more powerful rushers. Wynn is solid as a pass protector and will perform well at it but where he will help the Redskins most is on the run. Whether its isolation blocking or him getting in space as a pulling guard Wynn’s athleticism will improve the Redskin’s rushing attack. I hope Wynn is still there when the Redskins pick in the second round.