Oct 29, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels guard Landon Turner (78) blocks at the line of scrimmage against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the third quarter at Heinz Field. The Tar Heels won 26-19. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Round 3, overall (64)- Landon Turner G, North Carolina
Drafttek ranking: 59
The Tennessee Titans have a big need at all three interior line spots this year, and I assume they will use some of their cap to fix their right tackle spot in free agency or the NFL Draft.
With Laremy Tunsil going first overall (or if the Titans trade down and grab him which I think is a possibility) then they can spend some of that money on a big name center like Alex Mack or Stefen Wisniewski.
That I imagine that the Titans will try to have Quintin Spain and Jeremiah Poutasi compete for one of the guard positions, and right now left guard makes the most sense. Both have a natural affinity for playing on the left side, which helps offensive linemen more than people know.
Chance Warmack has a big name, but after watching his play over the course of the career it is clear that I was wrong on my evaluation of him. He can win in the run game with power, but he is just always getting beat by pass rushers. You can’t have a player like that on your offensive line, especially in a division with J.J. Watt.
Turner is a mauler who can move, and he reminds me a lot of Gabe Jackson who is currently with the Oakland Raiders. He is more agile than you would expect and he does a lot of things well. For some reason his team plays outside of the spotlight despite being a win or two away from the college playoffs, so he won’t get the publicity he deserves. However, if you watch his film there is a lot to like, and Hue Jackson would do good things with him.