The Tennessee Titans are projected to have one of the best offensive lines in the NFL this season.
General manager Jon Robinson did his best to revamp the Tennessee Titans’ offensive line this offseason, and apparently he did a pretty good job at it.
Pro Football Focus released its annual offensive line projections for all 32 NFL teams, and the Titans’ group upfront is among the best in the league, coming in at No. 4.
Here’s what PFF had to say about the Titans’ 2019 O-line.
"The Titans were a well balanced offensive line in 2018 and look to carry that success into the upcoming year. Taylor Lewan continues to be the anchor at left tackle, and the addition of guard Rodger Saffold should only improve this unit as he finished last season with the fifth-highest run-blocking grade at his position."
PFF lists the team’s starters as follows:
Left Tackle: Taylor Lewan
Left Guard: Rodger Saffold
Center: Ben Jones
Right Guard: Nate Davis
Right Tackle: Jack Conklin
While I mostly agree with these starters, the only spot still up for debate is at right guard.
Third-round pick Nate Davis is certainly a candidate for the starting job there, however fellow right guard Kevin Pamphile is also in the running. I’d argue Pamphile has the edge thanks to being the veteran of the two, but Davis could absolutely show up to training camp and take it from him.
I recently broke down the two guards competing for the starting spot on the right side at training camp. You can check that out here.
Other than that, you have to like what you see if you’re a Titans fan.
Things were lackluster along the offensive front last season, and while the rushing attack did finish No. 7 overall, quarterback Marcus Mariota was sacked 42 times, which is unacceptable. Granted, sacks aren’t always on the line, but a total that high has to at least make you stop and think.
The Titans’ GM saw the writing on the wall that something had to change and made some moves as a result. In turn, the Titans should have an even better offensive line to attack defenses with in their run-first offense, and Mariota should have more time and security to throw the ball, leading to a far better ranking than the No. 29 mark the passing attack mustered up last season.