Titans Trade 2020 First-Rounder Isaiah Wilson to Dolphins for Late Round Pick

Published 03/09/2021, 8:23 AM EST


Isaiah Terrell Wilson was a highly rated prospect ahead of last year’s 2020 NFL Draft. After impressing with Poly Prep High School and the University of Georgia, the Brooklyn-born youngster was drafted by AFC South franchise Tennessee Titans in the 1st-round (29th overall). However, his debut season in the NFL has not been up to the mark.

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Wilson featured in just one game for the Titans over the course of the 2020 NFL season. Late Monday night reports confirmed that the Brian Flores-coached Miami Dolphins have secured a trade for the highly regarded youngster.

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Miami Dolphins land OT Isaiah Wilson ahead of 2021 NFL season

Isaiah Wilson will reunite with former Georgia teammate Solomon Kindley in Miami. He will also play under the tutelage of coach Brian Flores.

Both of these Dolphins personnel have previously studied at Poly Prep High School in New Jersey. The pair have reportedly been in contact over the last couple of years.

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Still 22, Wilson has major room for improvement. However, his off-field problems could prove as a stumbling block in light of his struggles from 2020.

While at a party on the Tennessee University Campus last August, an Associated Press report stated that the player went to the second-floor balcony, where he appeared briefly to consider jumping after police personnel arrived at the location in response to complaints. Following that incident, Wilson was arrested and charged with a DUI in September 2020.

The Dolphins will reportedly take a $4 million cap hit with respect to Wilson (that is, if he remains beyond the 2021 season). As per Dolphins Wire, if they cut him off the roster in 2022, the Dolphins would take a $2,755,426 cap hit, which is minuscule in comparison to the bigger picture. At less than $1.2m a year and a 7th-pick, the Miami-based franchise secured a smart deal with respect to Isaiah.

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Wilson will look to put behind his disastrous debut season with the Titans as he aims to resurrect his career with the Dolphins. But the major onus will be on coach Flores to help his young star reach his full potential in the coming months. The next three years will determine whether Isaiah is a legitimate NFL prospect or just another young star who never fulfilled his maximum potential.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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