The initial pick in the 2018 New England Patriots draft class won’t be entering free agency next March.
New England exercised the fifth-year option in offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn’s contract prior to the league’s Monday deadline, as first reported by NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.
Wynn, taken No. 23 overall, will be locked in for $10.413 million in 2022 as a result.
The Georgia Bulldogs product has appeared in 19 of a possible 52 games between his regular seasons and playoffs with the Patriots. But each of those 19 games has been a start for Wynn, who has held his own as a 6-foot-2, 310-pound left tackle when healthy.
Pro Football Focus charted Wynn for allowing just three sacks and four quarterback hits in pass protection last fall, however. His run-blocking grade sat 14th among NFL bookends.
“Isaiah is a good player, does a lot of things well,” Patriots head