During the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine, Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said that he believes the foundation for any good football team is sound line play on both sides of the ball.
Offensively, the Redskins have four starting linemen returning in Pro Bowlers Trent Williams and Brandon Scherff along with Morgan Moses and Chase Roullier, a player Gruden is confident will take a big step in production at center during his second season.
But, for now, Shawn Lauvao, Washington’s primary starting left guard over the last four seasons, remains a free agent. The Redskins could look to replace Lauvao with their first round selection in the 2018 NFL Draft.
In his latest mock draft, CBSSports.com’s R.J. White has the Redskins selecting Georgia guard Isiah Wynn with the No. 13-overall pick.
“The Redskins should be looking to upgrade the interior of their offensive line with an early pick in this draft, and this is about the range where we expect Wynn to come off the board,” White writes. “He doesn’t really have the size to stick at tackle, but he’s an excellent blocker who will immediately solidify the left side of the team’s offensive line, as long as Trent Williams can stay healthy”
In four seasons at Georgia, Wynn appeared in 52 games with 41 starts, alternating between the left tackle and left guard positions.
During his senior season in 2017, Wynn was named a second-team All-American by The Associated Press along with being selected to the All-SEC team while making 15 starts at left tackle. Additionally, the St. Petersburg, Fla., native received Georgia’s “Up Front” Award and was the co-winner of the Frank Sinkwich Award, based on toughness.
As a junior, the 6-foot-3, 313 pounder appeared in 13 games with 12 starts at left guard.
In Wynn’s first two seasons with the Bulldogs, he appeared in 24 games with 14 starts while helping Georgia rush for an SEC-high 257.8 yards per game during his freshman year.