The Tennessee Titans drafted Georgia offensive tackle, Isaiah Wilson, with their 29th-overall pick, so what does he bring to the Titans?
It was rumored that the Tennessee Titans could trade their first-round draft pick and move either up or down from the 29th pick in the draft. That didn’t turn out to be the case as we saw last night, and the Titans made their first-round draft pick and the 29th-overall pick in the draft.
With that pick, the Titans selected Georgia offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson. He is the 77th offensive lineman to make it to the NFL out of UGA, who earned freshman All-American honors in 2018 and All-SEC honors in 2019.
The massive 6-foot-7, 340-pound tackle could be a starter for the Titans as a rookie as Titans’ general manager Jon Robinson has already announced he will be battling for the starting spot with Dennis Kelly, according to Titans reporter for the Tennessean, Erik Bacharach on Twitter.
That’s no surprise there, but what exactly does Wilson offer the Titans for the 2020 season and beyond?
Wilson is a solid run blocker, which might just be what the Titans could lean on in 2020, the run game if Ryan Tannehill starts the season slow or hits a midseason rough patch. The prospect of a 6-foot-7 offensive lineman in front of Derrick Henry couldn’t hurt, either.
After being redshirted in his first season at Georgia, he proved not only that he’s coachable, but he can be a fast learner. He was quickly gaining recognition for his hard work nationally, and that could transition to his game in the NFL.
If you asked me if I thought Wilson could be the Titans’ next right tackle of the future, I’d push all of my chips in and say based on his success in college; he will be just as successful in the NFL.
CBS graded the Titans with a ‘B+’ for their selection in the first round. For the 29th pick in the draft, I don’t think that’s too bad of a grade. Robinson has done a very good job in the past drafting top talent out of college that fits his team well, and I will give him the benefit of the doubt here and say he did it again.
"“This is a massive right tackle that needs a massive right tackle,” Pete Prisco said. “I know they have Dennis Kelly over there, but he’s not the answer. I think this kid is a mauler in the run game. What do the Tennessee Titans want to do? They want to run the ball. Yeah, there are issues at times, he probably gets a little lazy, but when it comes to run blocking I think he can be perfect for what they want to do … I think this is a good pick for the Titans, B+.”"
Wilson is a system offensive lineman. We saw that at Georgia as he meshed well with their system after a redshirt year. Even if we don’t see him start this year, we could see him mesh with the Titans’ system this offseason and throughout next season, and he could be a monster waiting to be unleashed in 2021.
We’re now moving into day two of the NFL Draft, and the Titans currently have one pick in rounds two, three, and five, and then three more in the seventh to conclude the draft and meet all of their other needs.