Former Georgia standout taking first-team snaps with Patriots' offense
Isaiah Wynn has yet to play in an NFL regular-season game. But that should change soon for the former Georgia offensive lineman, especially with recent developments from New England Patriots training camp.
On Monday, Wynn took snaps with New England’s first-team offense, lining up at left tackle for two sessions of 11-on-11, according to Paul Perillo of Patriots.com.
“It felt good to be able to do a little bit more,” Wynn said, per Perillo. “I just want to keep progressing.”
Wynn was selected by the Patriots with the No. 23 pick in the first round of the 2018 draft. However, he missed all of last season due to a torn Achilles tendon that he sustained during the second game of last year’s preseason. He went on injured reserve on Sept. 1, 2018, while New England went on to win Super Bowl LIII.
But the 23-year-old Wynn could make an impact on the Patriots’ offense this season, and that’s what he’s aiming for as he continues to go through training camp.
“You’re always working to get better,” Wynn said, per Perillo. “The tempo at practice is the closest thing you can get to game speed other than a game, so being able to be out here is important. I’m really looking forward to getting back into game action, but being back out here really is the biggest thing right now.”
New England opens the regular season with a home matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 8. It appears to be a possibility that Wynn could be in the starting lineup for that contest, if he continues to progress.