Projected 53 Man Roster for the 2017 Tennessee Titans
By Luke Worsham
17. Taylor Lewan: After two seasons in which he struggled immensely with consistency and immaturity, Lewan turned in a dominant 2016 campaign that earned him a Pro Bowl nod. He proved that he was certainly worth being a top ten draft selection and established himself as one of the best run blockers and most balanced offensive linemen in the NFL. Now that his fifth year option has been activated, he’s in line for a mega contract extension.
18. Jack Conklin: Jon Robinson’s first draft pick has already proven to be a home run, joining Ezekiel Elliot and Tyreek Hill as the only rookies to be named AP All-Pros in 2016. A dominant run blocker and pass protector himself, Conklin paired with Lewan to make Mariota Mariota one of the most well-protected quarterbacks in football last season. The sky’s the limit for Conklin.
19. Dennis Kelly: The Titans acquired Kelly during Training Camp last August in the trade that sent former second round pick Dorial Green-Beckham to the Philadelphia Eagles. In his first year with the team, he managed to prove himself much more valuable than DGB without even making a single start on the offensive line. Kelly played a good bit of TE on tackle-eligible plays and served as a savior after Taylor Lewan’s ejection during the Titans’ rout of the Green Bay Packers.
20. Brad Seaton (R): When you turn on a highlight reel of Seaton playing left tackle at Villanova, you see a man amongst boys dishing out pancake block after pancake block. Mostly a “phone booth” player who lacks the athleticism necessary to succeed as a starting NFL left tackle, Seaton will merely be a backup developmental player. He’s a prime candidate for some time on the practice squad.