No trade after all for the Tennessee Titans
Despite rumors that the Tennessee Titans could trade their first round draft pick, they decided to pick one of Georgia Football’s Offensive Tackles, Isaiah Wilson. Wilson started 24 games in his last 2 seasons with Georgia and was an SEC All-Freshman and Freshman All-American in 2018.
Isaiah Wilson is a dominating run blocker with the potential to be a huge asset for the Titans as they look towards Super Bowl contention. However, he is a raw talent with less experience than the other top offensive lineman.
According to his NFL Draft and Combine Profile, Isaiah Wilson has a lot of strengths and weaknesses. At 6″ 6′ and weighing 350lbs, he has elite size and length. At the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine, Wilson had 26 reps on the bench press and his arm length measured at 35 ½-inches. Wilson also has elite power and is surprisingly explosive with his first step.
However, he is inconsistent with his technique. Wilson can provide great blocking and use his size effectively, but his footwork and hand positioning need a lot of attention.
Overall Draft Grade – B+
The Tennessee Titans are chasing Super Bowl success. The combination of a resurgent QB Ryan Tannehill and the human sledgehammer that was RB Derrick Henry proved the recipe for success in 2019 and the Titans need to ensure that both players are given the opportunity to perform to the best of their ability.
This pick highlights their needs and addresses the departure of Jack Conklin is FA. Isaiah Wilson is a very raw talent but he has a tremendous amount of upside.
In the long term, Wilson has all the physical attributes to help protect Ryan Tannehill and make blocks for Derrick Henry, but to reach his potential he will need to work on his technique.
He is touted to make an quick impact for the Titans and anchor down a position on the line in the 2020 season and to me that means a successful draft pick for the Tennessee Titans.
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