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The Giants add a former first rounder to their practice squad
We have signed OT Isaiah Wilson to the practice squad
— New York Giants (@Giants) September 30, 2021
Wilson’s name stood out amongst the cadre of players the Giants brought in for workouts this week. The signing presents as a low-risk, potentially high-reward move for the Giants who have had their offensive line rocked by multiple injuries already in this young season.
Wilson was an undeniable draft bust for Tennessee, who selected him at 29th overall in the 2020 NFL Draft. The Titans wasted little time in moving on from the first rounder, trading him (and a seventh-round pick) to the Miami Dolphins for a seventh-round pick in March of this year.
Head coach Joe Judge was asked about Wilson before the news of his signing broke. He wouldn’t confimr it, but said this:
“I think there is a point in time that everybody needs a fresh start. I think that if you treat everyone on an individual basis and understand the person and you address someone as a person in terms of what’s best for that guy to help them get on their straight and narrow, then they have a chance for success.”
We shouldn’t be looking at Wilson as a potential savior for the Giants’ offensive line given his history. However, considering the time of year and the state of the Giants’ offensive line, beggars can’t be choosers. Wilson has attractive tools in his play strength and length, but his poor leverage and footwork were notable even on his college tape.
It’s possible that he could eventually provide depth for the right tackle position or perhaps even transition inside to guard.
The Giants did not make an official announcement regarding Wright on Wednesday. They did announce the additions of linebacker Omari Cobb and guard Sam Jones to the practice squad.
Cobb, 6-4 and 223 pounds, played in one game and had one tackle for the 2020 Kansas City Chiefs. Jones, 6-5 and 290 pounds played in five games for the 2018 Denver Broncos, who selected him in the sixth round of that year’s NFL Draft.