Chargers Draft

LA Chargers: Five year history of the 23rd overall pick

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - DECEMBER 28: Linebacker Kenneth Murray #9 of the Oklahoma Sooners reacts to a defensive play during the game against the LSU Tigers in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 28, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - DECEMBER 28: Linebacker Kenneth Murray #9 of the Oklahoma Sooners reacts to a defensive play during the game against the LSU Tigers in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 28, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

2018: New England Patriots select OT Isaiah Wynn

Two years ago, the New England Patriots had the exact same selection as they did in the 2020 NFL Draft. However, this time, instead of trading down in the draft the Patriots made a pick to bolster the offensive line in Isaiah Wynn.

Wynn was a very exciting prospect coming out of college. He was expected to be an average, at worst, tackle right away in the NFL and was the perfect selection for the team to make to protect their veteran quarterback (at the time), Tom Brady.

It is safe to say that the Wynn selection has not worked out like the New England Patriots hoped it would.

Wynn missed all of his rookie season in 2018 after tearing his Achilles in the preseason, which was a big loss as he was projected to start for the Patriots.

Starting at left tackle in year two, Wynn just could not stay healthy. He only played eight games for the Patriots because of several different injuries. When he was on the field he

He was a fine left tackle, recording a 69.9 grade on PFF, but he certainly has not been that consistent blindside blocker that the Patriots thought they were getting with the 23rd overall pick in 2018.

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