Titans find new OT in Isaiah Wilson at No. 29

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The Tennessee Titans selected offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson out of Georgia in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 29th overall.

Tennessee lost right tackle Jack Conklin to the Cleveland Browns in free agency and likely drafted his replacement in Wilson.

Prospect Profile

School: Georgia
Height: 6-6
Weight: 350 lbs

Positives

  • Massive frame with great length
  • Good initial quickness out of his stance
  • Decent foot speed for his size
  • Heavy hands for a potentially dominant punch
  • Strength in base for a solid anchor
  • Powerful downhill drive blocker in the run game
  • Good leg drive through block for extra push
  • Foot movement to steer defender out of gap

Negatives

  • Unrefined footwork in pass protection
  • Struggles to match speed to the edge
  • Compensates by opening up and exposing inside
  • Inconsistent hand placement wastes length
  • Slow to process and adjust assignment as necessary
  • Poor lateral agility and change of direction
  • Not overly effective as a blocker in space

Bottom line

Wilson's an imposing right tackle with the potential to dominate at the next level. He's got plenty of work to do, particularly as it pertains to his footwork in pass protection and his overall hand placement when first engaging, but it's reasonable to expect that he can improve with NFL coaching. Successfully doing so in an offensive system that primarily utilizes gap-blocking principles will help him make the most of his intriguing combination of size, length, and power. Wilson has exactly the kind of upside teams should be looking for in a Day 2 pick on the offensive line.

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