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Isaiah Wilson is an enormous man with a high ceiling

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Hogs Haven takes a look at 2020 NFL Draft prospects that could contribute to the Redskins

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 21 Notre Dame at Georgia Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Isaiah Wilson, T
School: Georgia | Conference: SEC
College Experience: RS-Sophomore | Age: 21
Height / Weight: 6’6” / 340 lbs
Projected Draft Status: Round 1 to 3
NFL Comparison: Keleche Osmele

Player Overview

Wilson was the top player in New York state coming out of high school. He received offers from LSU, Auburn, Florida, and USC, but selected Georgia as his school of choice. He redshirted his freshman year (2017), but started all 14 games in 2018 and was named to the first team Freshman All American team as well as first team All SEC.

In 2019, he played in 11 games and started 10, missing 2 games due to ankle injury. Despite missing part of the season, he was still named second team All SEC.

Strengths

  • Elite size and length.
  • Good punch to deal with pass rushers.
  • Has great anchor strength.
  • Opens wide lanes for runners.
  • Very high ceiling player.

Weaknesses

  • Has to improve timing of handwork.
  • Needs better awareness in pass protection.
  • Footwork technique needs work.
  • Has limited lateral mobility.
  • Likely a RT at the pro level.

Let’s See His Work

How He Would Fit

Wilson is still a relatively inexperienced player, with really only two years of collegiate football under his belt. With a sky high ceiling, he will be best served by joining a team that can afford to nurture his talent and help him refine his technique.

Given the Redskins’ near immediate need for left tackle help, their lack of Day 1 and 2 draft capital, and not having the luxury of grooming “project” OL picks, Wilson seems likely a highly unlikely selection by the team when the draft rolls around. Wilson is, unfortunately, a “rich get richer” type of pick where an already strong team could afford to take him in the late first or early second round to groom him for a year or so and roll him out as a beast in 2021.

Someday, with proper management, we’ll be the sort of team who can properly develop a guy like Wilson.