If the Tennessee Titans take a lineman, it won’t be this one.
This is probably the worst pick that has ever been taken in any mock draft for the Tennessee Titans, and that can be stated for a few reasons. Let’s start with the most obvious. Jalen Mayfield was drafted to play tackle in a recent mock, but he isn’t regarded as a tackle by most of the trusted voices in the draft community.
There’s also this. Most have criticized him for his sloppy technique and his short arms. These are clear indicators that he is going to have to kick inside to play the guard position at the next level. He would also be the least athletic offensive tackle that the Titans have ever drafted.
Give this a look if you will.
Oh, and he also didn’t play in the SEC. There’s another knock against him.
let’s bundle some of the other concerns into one point. He decided to enter the draft even though he was a junior, despite only appearing in two games during his final season He should have gone back to school, and on top of that, he was only the starter for one year at Michigan.
If last season taught the Titans front office anything, it’s the fact that they shouldn’t take chances on offensive linemen that don’t have All-Pro upside. Look no further than the fact that they put up 30-plus points per game with Dennis Kelly and David Quessenberry as starting tackles for most of the season.
When it’s all said and done, here are the facts. The Titans don’t need to take this guy in the first round. They don’t even need to tea him in the top 100 picks.