243. OT Jon Runyan, Michigan
Michigan offensive tackle, Jon Runyan, is the pick here, but he’s not position-specific. Runyan projects to play guard in the pros but does offer the versatility for which the Titans continuously look.
Runyan would be purely depth for the Titans and could become the eventual replacement for OG Jamil Douglas. We all know how the Douglas experiment panned out last year, and the Titans need to continue to develop talent behind the starting five.
Runyan is 100 percent competent in the run game and does well in space. His hands need serious work, as he is typically late with his strike.
However, drafting a tackle from the University of Michigan worked out well for the organization in the past — see Taylor Lewan —and Runyan is the son of former Pro-Bowler, Jon Runyan Sr.
To refresh your memory, Runyan Sr. was drafted by the Houston Oilers in 1996 and was the Titans starting right tackle in the 1999 Super Bowl run.
Let’s keep it in the family.