Lucas Niang, Offensive Tackle, TCU
TCU’s Lucas Niang is not only one of the best offensive line prospects from this draft class, but he also excels in exactly what the Titans need from a tackle– run blocking.
Not that Niang struggled as a pass-blocker at the college level, his zero sacks allowed in his final college season is proof enough of that. But with elite size and overwhelming power, Niang played like an absolute force as a run blocker at TCU.
Time and time again, Niang overwhelmed defensive players trying to get to the running back and created easy running lanes that helped lead to TCU putting up the 29th best running offense in the college game.
While Dennis Kelly is a solid player currently slated to start at right tackle, the Titans will miss the solid presence of Jack Conklin on the right side of the line, unless they replace him with a player like Niang.
The former Horned Frog will enter the draft with some injury concerns, but if he is able to stay healthy, Niang could be playing as a Day One starter when the NFL season kicks off. Not only does Tennessee need tackle help, but Niang was just that good in college.