Round 7 Pick 224
Alex Taylor – OT, SC State
Alex is a massive right tackle prospect who sets with an extremely wide base which allows him to bend his knees well for a larger lineman. He is big enough to smother defenders and gets movement as a run blocker once he gets his hands on you.
He has efficient feet for a man his size and is able to stay square which helps the opposition stay in front of him.
Coming out of SC State he will see a drastic increase in the talent level and will take time to develop and could become a competent right tackle down the line with proper coaching. He isn’t a fluid athlete and struggles with defensive lineman who is more agile and will need to clean that up if he is going to survive at the next level.
The precedent is there for the Titans to draft someone like this as well. In Jon Robinson’s 2nd draft (2017) he selected Brad Seaton who was a raw, 6’8 offensive tackle who was all potential but never developed into what the team wanted him to be.
Also, look as recently as last year to see the Titans not being afraid to go after small school offensive line with the previous 3rd round pick being starting right guard Nate Davis from Charlotte. In fact, 3 of the 5 offensive linemen the Titans have drafted were from teams outside of the Power-5 conferences.