The rest of the country is learning what Georgia fans already know: Isaiah Wynn is one heck of an offensive lineman.
Tackle, guard, left side, right side, it doesn’t matter. Undersized? If you say so.
This week at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., Wynn has received rave reviews from scouts and media members watching practice. Late Thursday night, he was named the offensive lineman of the week after an extremely impressive week of practice.
'18 @alabamapower Practice Awards
Overall: Shaquem Griffin, UCF
QB: Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma
RB: Akrum Wadley, Iowa
TE/WR: James Washington, OSU
OL: Isaiah Wynn, Georgia
DL: Justin Jones, NCState
LB: Kemoko Turay, Rutgers
DB: M.J. Stewart, No. Carolina
K/P: Daniel Carlson, Auburn pic.twitter.com/0E6umzvvIw
— Reese's Senior Bowl (@seniorbowl) January 26, 2018
— Isaiah Wynn (@iwynn77) January 26, 2018
— Georgia Football (@FootballUGA) January 26, 2018
That boy a DAWGGGGG!!! https://t.co/Qc5LfnL4tK
— Jordan Jenkins (@jordanOLB) January 26, 2018
And perhaps the most impressive part of Wynn’s week is that he’s doing all this good work at a position that he did not play all season: left guard. Yes, Wynn moved all around Georgia’s offensive line during his career and played plenty of guard, but throughout 2017 he was a mainstay at left tackle as a senior.
He hasn’t missed a beat sliding over this week to guard, where he projects in the NFL given the whole (maybe misguided) “undersized for a tackle” thing. Check out some of his practice highlights and the high praise he has garnered from various evaluators this week:
— Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) January 24, 2018
— Billy Marshall (@BillyM_91) January 25, 2018
Georgia offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn, making a conversion to guard at the Senior Bowl, won the lineman of the week after practices. Director Phil savage said he took to the position change like a duck to water.
— Justin Rogers (@Justin_Rogers) January 26, 2018
— Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) January 26, 2018
Isaiah Wynn from @FootballUGA turning Senior Bowl into a pass pro clinic reel. Bend, balance, foot speed, hand placement, awareness, anticipation, patience, anchor, finish = total package. https://t.co/38TXaTnFzN
— matt stinchcomb (@mstinch79) January 26, 2018
Not to be outdone, Georgia G Isaiah Wynn had another strong day highlighted by shutting down Andrew Brown on both his spin attempts. One of the reps of the week. pic.twitter.com/a1DgLffDM3
— Ben Stockwell (@PFF_Ben) January 26, 2018
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) January 26, 2018
Some 2018 NFL Draft mock drafts project Wynn to join teammate Roquan Smith as Bulldogs who will be picked in the first round. With continued performances like the ones Wynn has produced this week, a selection that early shouldn’t be a surprise ― especially not to the Georgia fans who watched him for four seasons.