Georgia offensive line coach Rob Sale will play his best five linemen, regardless of their natural position.
Therefore, if something happens to left tackle John Theus, Sale has a backup plan that involves shifting one of his linemen from the interior to protecting the blind side.
“If (a game) was tomorrow I’d probably play Isaiah Wynn there,” Sale said. “There would be a couple other options to put in there but he’s the one right now.”
Wynn is Georgia’s starting left guard, which means he would simply kick out one spot to the left in that scenario. Filling Wynn’s spot in this situation would likely be Hunter Long, who head coach Mark Richt previously said could step in without much of a drop-off compared to the other non-starters.
Sale said Wynn has been cross-trained for tackle and that his athleticism would allow for a natural transition if called upon.
“He’s athletic, he’s quick-twitch, he’s tough,” Sale said. “He has all the intangibles. He can go out there and cover up the edge.
“He’s tough, he’s heavy-handed, man. He’s probably put on 22 pounds since the end of spring ball. When he was 268 in spring ball he was the stoutest 268 young man I’ve ever been."
In the spring, Wynn was initially looked at to play center before the coaching staff turned to Brandon Kublanow.
For Wynn, he said it doesn’t matter where he lines up. He’s happy just to be a part of the starting five.
“As long as I can contribute, that’s the whole thing,” Wynn said.