Tennessee Titans draft study: PFF ranks position groups that deserve 1st round picks
By Will Lomas
Interior offensive linemen
People seem to think this is a need for the Titans, but I really don’t think it is. Ben Jones, Rodger Saffold and Nate Davis are all under contract for 2020 and none of them are going to get replaced in the preseason unless someone comes in and blows away the coaches with their play at right guard.
But, if you think the Tennessee Titans need competition or depth, then this is for you.
Findings in my own words: Don’t think about them until triple digits
If you draft a guard or center in the first three rounds, you have a decent chance at getting a starter but there really isn’t much of a functional or financial difference in getting a good interior lineman earlier vs later.
In fact, if you wait until Day 3 you still have a chance to find a good center or a guard and while their ceiling may not be Pro Bowl level, they can still be one of the better players at their positions and you don’t have to give out a massive contract to do it.
The smart money feels like you should wait at least until the third round unless you are absolutely sure that you have the perfect fit for your system or an outrageous talent.