3 reasons NY Giants signing Isaiah Wilson is a smart move

Tennessee Titans tackle Isaiah Wilson (Image via Nashville)
Tennessee Titans tackle Isaiah Wilson (Image via Nashville) /
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The NY Giants signed former first-round pick Isaiah Wilson to the practice squad Wednesday, despite the former first-round pick’s laundry list of off the field issues

Isaiah Wilson was the 29th overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans, after some NFL traveling, was signed to the practice squad Wednesday by the NY Giants.

The Brooklyn, NY native has had a tumultuous run in his very short NFL career.

Wilson has had arrests for drugs, evading police, and reckless driving some will say he is not good for the team culture.  I think the Giants see potential and are smart in giving him another chance to right his wrongdoings.

Here’s a look at three reasons why the NY Giants made the smart decision, by signing Isaiah Wilson to the practice squad:


You need talent to win NFL games and Wilson is not short on that.

A former five-star recruit out of Poly Prep in Brooklyn, he was the fifth-rated offensive tackle in the 2017 class. He committed to the University of Georgia, redshirting his freshman year he became a starter in 2018 and 2019; missing only one game. Wilson was awarded second team All-SEC in 2019.

At 6-foot-6 and 350 pounds, Wilson uses his 35 1/2″ arms to maul any opponent he can his hands on making a him a true run blocker.  With his massive stature, however, he is also very adept at pass blocking uses good feet to stonewall defenders.

Overshadowed in a very good lineman class (including teammate and Giants first round pick Andrew Thomas) Wilson is 22 and a quick learner that with coaching can overcome some of inconsistencies.