I first met Isaiah Wilson–who the Tennessee Titans selected in the first round, 29th overall, in yesterday’s NFL Draft–while covering a football camp at South Shore High School hosted by then-Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Eugene Monroe.
At the time, in 2014, Wilson was heading into his sophomore year at Poly Prep Day School in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn. Wilson’s sheer size alone had people at the camp talking NFL potential.
Additionally, Wilson, a Canarsie native, possessed the emerging blocking skills to warrant that NFL projection. But the first round? That’s something special, even though NFL scouts didn’t have him going that high.
Nevertheless, a few years later, Wilson committed to the University of Georgia, where he started at offensive tackle for two seasons, earning All-SEC second-team honors last year.
The 6-foot-7, 350-pound behemoth becomes the second New York City native to have his name called on NFL Draft Day in the first round in the past 34 years — joining Staten Island’s Dominique Easley, who played with Curtis High School and the New England Patriots picked with the 29th-overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft.
— Jerry Del Priore