Here at PFF, we like to be the “what” and the “so what?” of football. In striving for the latter, it’s important for us to weigh in on news when we see it. On Monday, our friend Daniel Jeremiah reported that at least a couple of general managers currently viewed Georgia offensive lineman Isaiah Wilson as a first-round prospect.
I talked to 2 GMs in last 24 hours and both believe UGA OT Isaiah Wilson will go in the 1st round. That’s too rich for me but it looks like it’s going to happen. Betting on the upside.
— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) April 6, 2020
The second-best tackle prospect out of Georgia, the mammoth Wilson is 6-foot-7 and weighs roughly 350 pounds. Despite this, he proved to be pretty nimble at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine by running the short shuttle in just over five seconds and posting a 29-inch vertical jump.
Wilson earned an 84.6 pass-blocking grade during his final year for the SEC runner-up Bulldogs, and he allowed just nine total pressures against some elite competition. As a run-blocker, he’s graded out as a 78.5 and a 76.2 in two seasons, which is solid but not as dominant as you would want from a right tackle.
Using our college-to-pro projection system — which is powered by AWS machine learning capabilities — we take a look at Wilson’s projections. His impressive performance at the combine will certainly factor in, as will his near-1,600 snaps against elite competition.
How Wilson Projects as a Pass-Blocker