The Titans added Isaiah Wilson to the team last night with the 29th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, so I broke down his strengths, weaknesses, and day one projection with the team.
Welcome to the show, Isaiah Wilson!
Jon Robinson, Mike Vrabel, and the Tennessee Titans brought Georgia’s redshirt sophomore right tackle into the NFL last night with the 29th overall pick.
After rumors that the Titans were looking to trade down from their first-round began to spread hours before the draft began, Tennessee held firm and got their guy, and maybe we should have seen that coming from a mile away.
Not only does Wilson play a position of need on the Titans roster, but he also fills the role of “quintessential Jon Robinson draft pick.” A massive, physical tackle standing tall at 6’6” and weighing in at 350 pounds, Wilson has the brute strength to knock smaller defenders into the ground and clear the running lanes that Tennessee will need in order to pull off another playoff run.
Robinson’s Titans rosters have prided themselves over the years of being physical football teams. Hard-nosed, hand in the dirt, tough players playing a downhill-running brand of football that the rest of the league seems to be straying away from. The Titans look like they are continuing to build on that identity with the Wilson pick, and why wouldn’t they? It’s been working, now all that’s left to do is run it back with Derrick Henry and now Isaiah Wilson creating space on the right side.
But is Wilson the right type of player to plug and play from Day One? Or will he be fighting tooth and nail with the veteran Dennis Kelly for that starting job at right tackle? With a new player on the team, it’s worth learning as much about him as we can. So let’s talk a little about the newest Tennessee Titan, Isaiah Wilson.