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Patriots rookie Isaiah Wynn discusses challenges of adding new position to mix

Ryan Hannable
August 13, 2018 - 1:37 pm
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FOXBORO -- In the past two Patriots training camp practices, we've seen rookie offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn line up in a different spot on some plays: right tackle.

The rookie spoke to his new added role following Monday's session and noted it isn't easy considering he's spent his entire career on the left side rotating between left tackle and left guard.

“It’s just everything is flipped around,” Wynn said. “If you’re right handed, try writing with your left. You know?"

Wynn added: "I know me. I always want to step up to the plate. Whatever challenge it is, I feel good about stepping up to the plate about it. Really, it’s wherever they need me at, I’m going to be at.”

Given the fact Marcus Cannon has missed extended time of late, the team may need to start to think of emergency plans if he cannot be ready for the regular season. LaAdrian Waddle would be next up, but it's always good to have a back up plan to the back up as injuries can happen at any time.

Long-time offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia has been very vocal with Wynn since the spring, both positive and negative, but he knows it all comes from a good place.

"It's been exciting," Wynn said. "He's definitely a coach who is going to get after you, but he wants the best for you and the best for the team. You just have to come out here every day willing to get better. That is all he's about."

Wynn didn't play in the first preseason game.

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