General manager Jon Robinson stated that the tackle must decide if he is interested in preparing as needed to play in the NFL
NASHVILLE – To say the Tennessee Titans are disappointed in 2020 first-round pick Isaiah Wilson might be an understatement.
Titans general manager Jon Robinson spoke about Wilson’s status during a virtual press conference with local media on Tuesday. He didn’t seem pleased with the way the 2020 campaign ended for Wilson, who made just four plays last year, despite being picked 29th overall.RELATED
Isaiah Wilson participated in just four seasons in his rookie season after being selected in the first round of the draft. AP Photo
“We put him on the non-football related injury / reserve list and I haven’t spoken to him since. He’s going to have to make a determination as to whether he wants to do what it takes to play professional football. That’s up to him. “Robinson said when asked about Wilson.
“I know what the level of expectation is here, and it’s no different for any other player on the team. We have a certain standard where we want the players to stand up and perform in a professional way, and as people, and there is a lot of work to be done here. “he declared.
The Titans placed Wilson on the non-football-related injury list in December to cap off a disappointing start to his NFL career. Wilson found himself on the reserve / COVID-19 list twice in the past season. The rookie right tackle also had a couple of legal problems.
The first incident came when Tennessee State University police broke up an off-campus party that Wilson was present at during training camp. In their report, police documented that Wilson climbed onto the second-floor balcony, where he apparently considered jumping. He received an invasion warning.
The second incident occurred when Wilson was arrested and charged with driving under the influence in September, when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a concrete wall.
General manager Jon Robinson cautioned that there is an equal standard for all players in the organization. Getty Images
Robinson said the Titans did extensive research on Wilson heading into the draft and liked what they saw.They spent time with Wilson during the NFL Talent Mix, where the 6-foot-6, 350-pound lineman was compared. with head coach Mike Vrabel during a meeting. Robinson joked that Wilson’s laugh reminded him of legendary wrestler Andre the Giant.
Much has changed since your first impression of Wilson, and there is likely to be some regret.
“We did a lot of work on him going into the draft. The player who was here for the fall was not the player we evaluated,” Robinson said.