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Patriots’ Isaiah Wynn treated torn Achilles as an opportunity to learn

Isaiah Wynn

New England Patriots offensive lineman Isaiah Wynn missed his entire rookie season because of an Achilles injury, but he didn’t take the year off mentally and feels like he got better even though he wasn’t on the field.

He made sure to attack his rehab with intensity and was in all team meetings just trying to learn.

Wynn said that he knew after the injury that he couldn’t just sit around and feel bad himself, and instead, he focused on getting better.

“Just being here with the team was an education,’’ said Wynn via the Boston Globe. “There’s no sense of sitting around feeling sorry for yourself when the rest of the team is out there grinding and working hard. So, I just wanted to get back, you know. It feels good to be back out here working with these guys.’’

Most expect that Wynn will start at the left tackle spot this season but that isn’t his biggest concern, as he is just trying to get better each week.

“Wherever the team needs me,’’ Wynn said when asked where he sees himself this season. “I’m just working every day to be that guy who can be dependable to the coaches, the team, and just the whole organization.’’

As long as Wynn is healthy and he plays as well as most expect out of a first-round draft pick, that is going to be a big boost for an offensive line that was good last year and is set out to be better this year.