Three-Round Predictive Mock:
Round 1, Pick 29: Josh Jones, OT, Houston
This pick comes with a massive all-pro level asterisk next to it, as the Titans already have two great starters at left and right tackle, with left tackle Taylor Lewan under contract for the foreseeable future.
The reason for this pick comes on the right side of the offensive line, with Robinson’s first-ever Titans draft pick Jack Conklin about to hit the open market with rumors swirling that he might be finding a new home.
If that were the case, a first-round talent in Josh Jones might fall right into Tennessee’s lap at the 29th pick. The left tackle out of Houston started 13 games at left tackle for the Cougars and helped protect an offense ranked seventh in total offense.
Jon Robinson loves to draft offensive linemen, and Jones is a tackle worth a first-round pick. With linemen like Mekhi Becton and Tristan Wirfs expected to be gone by pick 29, Jones might be the last top round talent available at the position.
(Trade with Jets) Round 2, Pick 48: Terrell Lewis, EDGE, Alabama
Another position of need at a group Robinson loves to draft, the Titans could show their draft day aggression once again to make a move for Alabama’s EDGE rusher Terrell Lewis.
I’m projecting a trade with the Jets here. As a team without a considerably high draft choice and more than a few team needs, they seem likely to want to trade back and acquire more draft capital.
The Titans could use that to their advantage. They need a second starting pass-rusher to complement Harold Landry, and Lewis could fit the bill perfectly. He’s the kind of player at the kind of position that Robinson has shown he isn’t afraid to trade up for.
Round 3, Pick 93: Isaiah Hodgins, WR, Oregon State
Jon Robinson loves productive wide receivers, and Oregon State’s Isaiah Hodgins fits the bill perfectly.
The all-conference receiver totaled nearly 1,200 receiving yards in his junior season, earning him a spot as a Biletnikoff semifinalist.
With AJ Brown looking at times like the Titans only reliable receiver, finding another outside pass-catcher should be a priority for Tennessee. But with the depth of this year’s draft class, Robinson can sit and wait until the late third round, and still find a quality player like Hodgins.