Isaiah Wilson signs rookie contract with Tennessee Titans

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Isaiah Wilson signs rookie contract with Tennessee Titans

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Former Georgia offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson has agreed to four-year deal with the Tennessee Titans, according to Dawgs247.

Wilson, who was the No. 29 overall pick by Tennessee, has agreed to a deal that’s worth over $11.5 million with a signing bonus north of $5.9 million. His salary cap hit in 2020 will be just over $2.1 million. Finally, each of the seven former Georgia players who were taken in the 2020 NFL Draft now have now signed with their new teams.

Wilson signed with UGA as apart of Georgia’s 2017 recruiting class. The former five-star played at Poly Prep High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. before coming to UGA and they edged out Michigan for his signature. He was the nation’s No. 16 overall prospect, No. 5 offensive tackle, and No. 1 player in New York according to 247Sports Composite. 

Wilson redshirted during his first season, but started all 14 games at right tackle in 2018 and then started 10 more in 2019. He only played in 11 games last season due to a sprained ankle and he chose to sit out the 2020 Allstate Sugar Bowl. Wilson is one of two UGA offensive tackles that was taken in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Andrew Thomas was selected as the No. 4 overall pick by the New York Giants and both were members of Georgia’s No. 3-ranked 2017 recruiting class.

Wilson won’t be making as much as Thomas on his rookie contract, but he can breath a sigh of relief because he’s joining a team that’s heading in the right direction. The Titans played in the AFC Championship game last season but lost to the eventual Super Bowl Champions, Kansas City.

Isaiah Wilson during the fourth quarter of UGA's matchup against Missouri in 2019.
Isaiah Wilson during the fourth quarter of UGA’s matchup against Missouri in 2019.

“I know it’s a team with a great culture,” Wilson said after the 2020 NFL Draft. “They want to win, they do win. They like to run the ball and pound people, and they throw the ball as well. I am just happy to be a part of the (Titans) family. I love the culture there, and I want to be a part of it. And I’m ready to do whatever the team needs to succeed and win. I am ready to work for Tennessee.”

Wilson stands at 6-foot-7 and weighs 350 pounds. At UGA, he was a physical presence that you don’t see everyday.

“He’s a big man and he’s a tough guy to get out of the way of,” Tennessee General Manager Jon Robinson said of Wilson. “He has excellent power to move the line of scrimmage in the run game and he is tough to get around in the pass game. … He’ll compete at right tackle, we’ll plug him in there, and him and Dennis will battle that out. He has some things he has to work on, but we really, really like the upside of this guy.”

Wilson was recently placed on the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list, but when the Titans announced his signing, they also announced that he has been removed from that list. 

He will also be joining former Georgia players Ben Jones (center) and D’Andre Walker (linebacker) in Nashville.

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