2020 NFL Draft Profile: Isaiah Wilson, OT, Georgia

Isaiah Wilson

Offensive tackle, Georgia Bulldogs
6-7, 350

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OVERVIEW

Isaiah Wilson
Nov 23, 2019; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs offensive lineman Isaiah Wilson (79) reacts after defeating the Texas A&M Aggies at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

From Brooklyn, Wilson signed with Georgia as a five-star recruit in the 2017 class. He redshirted his first season but stepped in at right tackle in 2018. In 2019, he earned second-team AP All-SEC honors, starting 10 games while fighting through a nagging ankle sprain. He gave up two seasons of eligibility to declare for the draft.

Wilson was one of the biggest players at the NFL Scouting Combine, and he tested reasonably well for his size, including finishing top-20 among offensive linemen in both jumps.



ANALYSIS

Wilson just turned 21 years old in February and already boasts an NFL-ready frame. Shows good initial quickness and balance for pass protection, with the flexibility to turn his massive frame and chase down speed rushers who cross his face. While Wilson’s agility is impressive — he once scored a touchdown as a Wildcat QB in high school — his awesome power is his greatest strength as a prospect. Batters opponents with heavy hands to stun defenders with his initial punch.

Wilson can get a bit panicky vs. speed rushers, occasionally over-setting and opening the gate inside for counters. Occasionally late off the ball and was often aided by combo blocks from his guard, tight ends and backs, as well a veteran quarterback who got the ball out in a hurry. Inconsistent hand placement against edge rushers will generate holding calls from the stricter officials he’ll encounter in the NFL.

PRO COMPARISON

Germain Ifedi, Seattle Seahawks — Since being selected 31st overall in the 2016 draft out of Texas A&M, Ifedi has started all 60 games in which he’s played at right tackle. Possessing a similar frame and mauling mentality, Wilson also projects as an immediate starter, fitting best in a downhill scheme in which his girth and strength allow him to bully opponents.



Projection: First-Second Round

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