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Former Georgia offensive lineman and 2020 NFL first-round draft pick Isaiah Wilson’s first training camp with the Tennessee Titans will be sidetracked for an indefinite period time.
“Isaiah Wilson was placed on the COVID-19/reserve list,” Titans coach Mike Vrabel told reporters Tuesday afternoon.
The reserve list is for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or are being quarantined for being in close contact with someone infected, according to Yahoo Sports.
Tennessee players are returning this week and being tested for COVID-19. The team is scheduled to have its first team meeting on Sunday.
Wilson, a Brooklyn native, declared for the NFL draft after his redshirt sophomore season. His stock rose during the lead up to the draft and he was selected with the No. 29 overall pick.
There were 18 players placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday, according to ESPN’s Field Yates.
Wilson started 24 games for Georgia in his two seasons after settling in as the starting right tackle.
“I think his upside, his future is really, really bright,” former Georgia offensive line coach Sam Pittman said prior to the draft. “I think if he elected to come back to college, he would be in the conversation for the first tackle taken (in 2021), but if you want to spin it positively that’s another year of development in the National Football League getting paid as well.”
Titan general manager Jon Robinson said of the 6-foot-6, 350-pound Wilson on the night he was drafted: “He’s such a large man, and he’s got a huge wingspan. A lot of it, he’s just a hard guy to get around. And he’s got enough length that if somebody does corner on him he can use that length to push him by. It’s going to be hard to run through him when you try to power him because he does have good bend, and he can drop his weight and anchor against those power rushers.”