Round Two, Pick 61:
Lucas Niang, OT, TCU
The Titans lost their multi-year starter at right tackle this past season, choosing to let Jack Conklin seek big money with the Cleveland Browns and leaving a vacancy on that side of the offensive line… kind of.
The “kind of” comes into play because of veteran swing tackle Dennis Kelly. Kelly has been with the Titans since 2016, and if the NFL season were to start today would project as the starter at right tackle after serving as the offensive line’s unofficial ‘sixth man’ for the past few seasons. But while Kelly is a high-floor type player, he doesn’t have a ceiling anywhere near as high as TCU’s Lucas Niang.
Niang missed out on much of his final college season after a hip injury forced a season-ending injury. But assuming Niang is 100% healthy and looking like the player he was in college, he’s a player that could slide into the Titans starting lineup from day one as a quality starter that will just keep getting better.
Not only is Niang a roster fit, but he’s a scheme fit as well as an athletic run blocker with more than enough strength to clear lanes for Derrick Henry. Health concerns might force Niang down to Day Two, but he would be a slam dunk at Pick 61.