Colts working out former Titans bust is worst possible OL solution
By Mike Luciano
The Indianapolis Colts haven’t seen the best offensive line play through the first few games of the season, as Carson Wentz has been constantly under duress despite the fact that aspect of the roster was supposed to be the strongest.
While Quenton Nelson has been his usual elite self outside a few gaffes as he recovers from a foot injury, Ryan Kelly didn’t have his best game against the Rams, Mark Glowinski was eaten alive, and the combination of Eric Fisher and Julién Davenport at the left tackle spot has left plenty to be desired. Safe to say, an upgrade is needed.
Rather than swing for the fences and trade for a player like Andre Dillard, Chris Ballard is going the less risky route, working out a few undrafted free agents. After spending an entire season making fun of a division foe for their poor drafting, Indianapolis has their eyes on one of the Tennessee Titans‘ former first-round draft busts.
The Colts are working out Isaiah Wilson, who was picked in the first round in 2020. Considering that he did basically everything to rub the Titans the wrong way, Indianapolis has to be questioned for the logic behind this move.
If they’re going this far down on the free-agent list to find talent, that’s a bad sign.
Working out Isaiah Wilson is a bad sign for the Colts.
Picked 29th overall just over a year ago, the mammoth offensive tackle from Georgia looked like a solid pick to bolster Tennessee’s offensive line. However, in just a few months, Wilson was placed on the COVID-19 list twice, got arrested twice, suspended, and publicly called out by his coach and GM for his immaturity.
He only saw time for a handful of snaps against Indianapolis in Week 12 last year, all of which were kneel-downs.
Wilson was traded to the Dolphins for a conditional pick, but was waived days later after failing to show for his physical and two workouts. A week later, Wilson was charged with a litany of offenses, including attempting to elude a police officer, possession of marijuana, and reckless driving.
But hey, at least he released his rap album, under the stage name GGBowzer, in April!
Wilson did release a post on Instagram saying that he’s in a much better place from a mental perspective. This is an amazing development for him personally, but will it convince Ballard?
Wilson needs someone around him that can help get his personal life in order. If the Colts can provide that thanks to their structured environment, he could be a worthwhile addition. Unfortunately, he’s too much of an unknown quantity at this point, so Indy should stay away for the time being.
Like we said months ago, they need a more stable solution — not another risk/flyer.