The New York Giants and Dave Gettleman have made it a point to address the offensive line this offseason, and they have been quite successful in doing so. They signed Nate Solder to play left tackle (the position Jerry Reese forget existed) and Patrick Omameh who started 13 games for the Jaguars last season.
Even with these two acquisitions there are still some holes on the offensive line that need to be addressed. The Giants will have that opportunity beginning April 26th with the NFL Draft.
One player that the Giants will be keeping a close eye on is Isaiah Wynn from The University of Georgia. He is just the type of versatile offensive lineman the Giants would love to get their hands on and he may just be available for them with their first pick in the second round.
1,104 pass blocking snaps by Isaiah Wynn (at guard and tackle) since 2014.
4 sacks allowed;
2 hits allowed;
20 hurries allowed pic.twitter.com/BFKPiGafCz
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) March 25, 2018
Wynn is a physical blocker with a mean streak. He has heavy hands, stays connected to his blocks and almost always finishes. He is an excellent run blocker due to his ability to get off the ball quickly and he is also a reliable pass protector.[sc name=”NYG Articles Thumbnail”]
Wynn is a disciplined blocker with good footwork and great technique. He is versatile, as he has experience at guard, which is where he started most of his sophomore and junior seasons before moving to left tackle his Senior season.
The Bulldogs were 19 and 2 when Wynn started at left tackle. He is an intelligent player who has had experience playing against NFL level talent.
He is undersized for an NFL offensive lineman. Wynn stands 6’3” and weights 313 lbs and his arms are on the shorter side at 33 ⅜”. At times there was a lack of patience and he chased blocks instead of standing his ground and letting defenders come to him.
Isaiah Wynn is the type of prospect that can slide in and start right away. He has experience at both guard and tackle. Some scouts think there is even a possibility that he can be an effective center as well.
During his Senior year he did not allow a single quarterback hit and only gave up 3 hurries. Pretty impressive numbers, especially considering he played in the SEC. His numbers stack up pretty well in comparison to Notre Dame guard Quentin Nelson.
According to Pro Football Focus, Nelson has a run blocking grade of 96.4, a pass blocking grade of 87.5 and an overall grade of 95.1. Wynn was not far behind with a run blocking grade of 88.6, pass blocking grade of 85.5 and an overall grade of 88. If Wynn falls to the 2nd round the Giants should not hesitate in drafting him. He would be a great asset to a rebuilt offensive line.