Player 3: Isaiah Wilson, offensive tackle
Isaiah Wilson came into the NFL as an enigma of a player. An incredibly talented individual. A true athlete who destroyed the competition on the field. As aggressive and dominant as they come. However, he also came to the NFL with red flags.
He had off-the-field issues. Some teams actually took him off their big board before the draft. Unfortunately, those off-the-field issues followed him to the NFL thus far. He has had failed stints with the Titans and Dolphins. The latter of the two lasted just 3 days before being cut again.
Many fans say to stay far away. I ask, why? The Seahawks, despite the Russell Wilson drama, pride themselves on being one of the top franchises in the NFL for player development. An organization that truly brings the best out of its players.
Pete Carroll is a well know players coach. Someone people want to go to battle for. Seattle also lacks a lot of the after-the-dark scenes. They aren’t filled with nightclubs and constant parties like Miami and Nashville.
This could be just the place for Wilson to get his life back together. Fortunately, it won’t cost a hell of a lot to bring him in. Nothing more than a completely non-guaranteed minimum contract will be needed. Too many flags. If it doesn’t work out, cut him loose. No harm, no foul.
However, if it succeeds… The Seahawks have one of the most physically gifted and explosive tackles to come out of the draft in recent years. A true dog on the offensive line. A long-term answer for a position that currently holds no long-term hope.
So, I ask, what is the downside to giving Isaiah Wilson one last chance?
Projected contract: 1 year, minimum deal.