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New Patriots OL Isaiah Wynn doesn't see his height being an issue

Ryan Hannable
April 27, 2018 - 1:08 am

FOXBORO -- It's clear Georgia offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn, whom the Patriots selected No. 23 overall, can block, as he finished last year allowing only five pressures in the SEC, but it's unknown exactly what position he will play in the NFL.

Wynn played on the inside during his first three years at Georgia, but then switched to left tackle this past season. But, at 6-foot-3, 313 pounds and having short arms, some are wondering whether or not he can play tackle in the NFL and may be best suited for the interior line. (It is worth noting he was announced as a tackle.)

He himself doesn't see it being an issue.

"No, sir," he said. "I believe my arm length and my feet and my technique makes up for it."

Wynn will have a familiar face on the offensive line, as center David Andrews also attended Georgia. Because of that connection, he knows how good of a coach Dante Scarnecchia is.

"I know he's a heck of a coach," he said. "Talking to David Andrews, I mean he'll get on you but at the end of the day it's all love and he's going to make sure he gets the best out of you. So I'm looking forward to it."

As for being drafted by New England, Wynn was pretty excited.

"It's awesome," he said. "Who wouldn't want to get a phone call from them? I mean it's great and I'm just looking forward to starting this new chapter of my life."

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