The New England Patriots may open their 2019 training camp later in the month — teams report as soon as July 21 as the first practice takes place on July 25 — and Isaiah Wynn’s status will be one of the greatest stories to watch. The second-year person is the front runner to gain the vacancy of the Patriots starting left tackle place, but is of course coming off a summer spent rehabbing from an Achilles injury sustained during the 2018 pre-season.
Wynn was present in early March during New England’s compulsory minicamp but has yet to engage in team exercises. However, if a latest study by Jeff Howe from The Athletic is to be believed, the 23-year-old should be able to join his teammates as a complete participant once the training camp is kicked off: Wynn is anticipated to be physically prepared for camp and this offseason has allegedly been operating at complete velocity.
This would definitely be excellent news for a Patriots squad that saw Trent Brown, the starting left tackle of last year, join the Oakland Raiders through free agency. With Brown left, Jared Veldheer, a veteran offseason, retired just eight days after signing, And Yodny Cajuste’s third-round rookie rehabbing himself, depth in position is less than ideal. As a consequence, during offseason workouts, guard Joe Thuney lined up at left tackle.
Wynn would alter the whole complexity of the situation and offer New England a high-upside choice to safeguard the blindside of Tom Brady and generate an upfield push in the running game. After all, He was a strongly acclaimed prospect entering the 2018 draft and eventually became the twenty-first general player to hear his name called. The expectation then was that one day Wynn would take over the left tackle place of the Patriots. It’s getting nearer that day.