Patriots take Isaiah Wynn with 23rd overall pick

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The Patriots made their first first-round selection since 2015 on Thursday night and it was a move to bolster their offensive line.

Isaiah Wynn became the second Georgia player selected in the first round when the Patriots made him the 23rd overall pick of this year’s NFL Draft.

Wynn played left guard and left tackle in Athens and the Patriots have an opening at the latter spot after Nate Solder headed to the Giants as a free agent this offseason. He’ll work with offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia and compete with a variety of other players as New England puts together its line for 2018. Showing the ability to keep Tom Brady on his feet would help him emerge from that competition with playing time.

The Patriots are set to be back on the board with the 31st pick of the first round. They acquired this pick when they traded wide receiver Brandin Cooks to the Rams.

27 responses to “Patriots take Isaiah Wynn with 23rd overall pick

  1. Excellent. The media was wrong once again. No trade up, no QB with the first of their picks. If the rest of the draft goes well #31 will fill another position of need, hopefully defense, as will one of the 2nd rounders. Maybe take a QB with the other 2nd rounder if there’s one they like a lot there.

  2. Genius BB back at it with his fantastic drafting! LMFAO. So draft a LT that’s 6’2+ has short arms and extremely small hands. Has to kick inside. Great trade for Cooks! LMAO

  3. schwamtek says:
    April 26, 2018 at 10:43 pm
    Gotta laugh at this. 29th in de
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    … and your team? Did they even make playoffs last season?
    Weird how many non-Pats ‘fans’ feel the uncontrollable urge to visit the articles about the Patriots.

  4. Just watched this pick announced on NFL Network. The three pats fans in the front row have no idea who their team just selected, look at each other with a deflated look, and cheer madly anyway. Sad.

  5. Not a fan of this pick, is he gonna replace David Andrews?? We don’t need a guard IMO. No way he plays LT.

  6. At least this guy is used to choking in a championship game like the patriots did hahahahaha

  7. Thuney is 6-5 and out LG to people who are complaining that Wynn is short. Thuney can slide over to OT if they think Wynn is a OG, but Tony Garcia was drafted to be a LT hes 6-7 for people obsessing over height. Well see where they slide in Wynn, he can play G and T.

  8. Massive reach. Could have had him in the late 2nd or early 3rd round.

    Looks like the AFC Least might start to get competitive again. Pats clearly the worst first round of all 4 teams so far.

  9. I just want to see what Antonio Garcia is capable of now that he’s recovered from illness. I trust Joe Thuney and Shaq Mason to get the job done.

  10. This is a great pick. Yes, its not “flashy” but it helps to counter the teams strengths that New England will be facing through the next several years. AFC teams have been building defenses with continuous high round picks.. Jacksonville most notably, and the OL pick here is vital.

  11. They will have him compete for LT this year and move him to RG next year when Mason gets paid huge money in FA. It’s a smart pick with the present and future in mind. I thought Wynn would be gone long before we were on the clock

  12. No one commenting on this board is qualified to criticize the pick. Sit back and enjoy the ride knowing you are not a fan of Cleveland (or live there, actually).

  13. Garcia will play LG
    They’ll kick him inside to play Tackle.
    If it works out, left side of O-line set for remainder of TB12 years and possibly a new guy also.

  14. You can give Brady the best offensive line in the NFL and he still can’t get the job done. He’s old and lost all interest in the game. Just milking the front office for the last remaining dollars.

  15. Braz says:

    April 26, 2018 at 11:20 pm

    Massive reach. Could have had him in the late 2nd or early 3rd round.

    Looks like the AFC Least might start to get competitive again. Pats clearly the worst first round of all 4 teams so far.

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    Not really, Bills flipped a lot of picks for the riskiest QB on the board while Rosen was still there. Pats added depth to offset two of their biggest FA loses in Solder and Lewis. And BB often finds his best contributors later in the draft anyway, and also in the undrafted FA pile.

  16. thermanmerman99- lol. funny how a colts fan can even post. Dude your team is mess. How is luck looking>?

  17. Great move by my Beloved Patriots. This kid is a stud.. Check out these stats from PFF, Wynn “allowed just five pressures in 2017, and only 26 in his 2,609 collegiate snaps”.. This guy is a Rockstar!! IMO, and my opinion is the only one hat matters since many here are clueless, Wynn is an instant starter who cna play any position on the line. Also, you gotta love my Beloved Patriots stealing Sony Michel at #31.. He’s more durable and is going to be a better back than Saquon Barkey.. You posers heard it hear first. My two cents.

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