‘Big brother’ Isaiah Wynn guides Georgia linemen at Combine

Andy Hart
February 26, 2020 - 12:22 pm
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INDIANAPOLIS -- Patriots left tackle Isaiah Wynn left the Georgia campus two years ago as a first-round pick.

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But the young New England offensive lineman – who’s battled injuries that limited him to just eight games over his first two NFL seasons – continues to have an impact on the Bulldogs program.

According to a trio of Georgia offensive line prospects at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine this week, Wynn has taken over mentor role with the next generation of linemen looking to jump from Athens to the professional trenches.

“Big Wynn is like my older brother. I love Wynn,” mammoth 350-pound right tackle Isaiah Wilson declared. “I love the way he is. He’s a genuine guy. He gives me pointers on certain things. He helped me like weeding out agents and whatnot. He’s a great person, to be honest with you.”

Wilson surprised some be entering the draft this spring, but is projected as a possible second-round pick. While New England has Marcus Cannon under contract, Bill Belichick has never been opposed to preparing for the future ahead of time.

While Wilson said he’s yet to have contact with the Patriots, guard Solomon Kindley met with New England this week in Indy, spending time with Dante Scarnecchia, the legendary line coach who’s working the Combine despite announcing his retirement this winter.

“It was a good conversation. He likes big offensive linemen like I am, like a run blocker, like a mauler like I am. So it was a good conversation,” Kindley said of his time with Scarnecchia.

Kindley is a mid-round prospect – he might fit the Patriots needs with four-year starting left guard Joe Thuney expected to depart via free agency -- who’s also touched base with Wynn.

“Isaiah, that’s my big brother,” Kindley declared. “We talk. We hit each other up on Instagram and talk every now and then.

“It’s not really too much that he had to tell me because we come from a school that we know what has to be done. So just follow his example, his lead and how he do it and how he’s carrying it in the NFL, as any other UGA dog in the NFL.

Andrew Thomas is the top prospect in the group, haven taken over at left tackle for Georgia after Wynn’s departure. Thomas is considered a first-round talent himself.

“I stay in touch with Isaiah,” Thomas said. “He told me last year that I have a good chance to get drafted. To continue to keep working hard and keep doing the things that got me here.”

And Wynn will keep doing his small part to help his former teammates as they embark on their own professional careers.

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