5. Moving Dennis Kelly
This is the worst option and it is even worse than starting Isaiah Wilson at left tackle. Let me explain why.
Right now, Dennis Kelly is playing well at right tackle. While the mantra of the Titans has been “from good to great” no one is upset that Kelly is settling into the “good” tier because of just how hard it is to find good offensive tackles in the NFL.
If you move him to left tackle, you immediately weaken the right tackle spot in his absence. Time and time again teams have shown that they don’t care where your worst tackle is, they are going to find ways to attack and expose them. With that in mind, the traditional “he is bad in pass protection so he is a right tackle” line of thinking doesn’t hold water.
Moving Kelly would just move your hole from the left side to the right side. Even worse, now you are asking Kelly to flip his stance and flip the playbook in his head now that he is on the opposite side of the offensive line.
Even if he plays 99% as well at left tackle, that still makes two positions worse.
On top of that, Nate Davis and Kelly have great chemistry and at this point, they have taken more snaps beside each other than any two Titans offensive linemen this season. In a zone-blocking scheme that is heavily reliant on chemistry between offensive linemen, you are now risking making three positions worse if you move Dennis Kelly.
It sounds good on paper, but in reality, it won’t work and it might be something that hurts the Titans worse than any other potential move.