Patriots hoping Isaiah Wynn can conquer bad-luck streak and hit his potential

One of the least discussed but most important players for the Patriots this season is left tackle Isaiah Wynn. So far in his NFL career, if it wasn’t for bad luck, Wynn wouldn’t have any luck at all.

Taken 23rd overall in the 2018 NFL Draft, Wynn immediately was a standout in his first NFL training camp. Concerns over his size were seemingly erased as he took rep after rep in camp and preseason games and looked smooth and powerful. The Patriots’ “next man up” after Matt Light and Nate Solder held down the spot from 2001 through 2017 was in the house.

Then, in the Patriots’ second preseason against the Eagles on August 17, Wynn went down with a torn Achilles and his rookie year was over before it really began. In 2019, Wynn made two starts before suffering an injured toe. That landed him on injured reserve until November but he returned for the final six games.

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Last year, Wynn made it through Week 10 and played 97 percent of the team’s offensive snaps before going down against Houston with a knee injury that landed him on IR and ended his season. Before that, Wynn once again showed why the Patriots were high on him in the first place with a very solid performance for a team that was heavily run-reliant.

Despite the injuries, the Patriots showed in May that…

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