Tennessee Titans training camp: Whose stock is up and whose is falling
By Will Lomas
Stock down: Tennessee Titans young offensive linemen
Being in the NFL is an adjustment for a lot of different positions, but one position that doesn’t get talked about enough is offensive linemen.
Look at Nate Davis three years ago. At that time he was banged up a little bit in the preseason and didn’t get to start a game until Week 5. Even after earning the starting job, it took him time to actually be good at it and it wasn’t until 2020 that he started showing the consistency that you want to see.
Right now, second-round rookie offensive tackle Dillon Radunz is struggling in training camp. Part of that comes from only playing one football game since 2019 due to COVID and part of it comes from the transition from North Dakota State to the NFL, so this isn’t like there are early signs that he is a bust.
In fact, if you want to look at it in a positive light, you can see that the Titans value his versatility. When he was drafted he talked about how he was planning on learning the plays for right tackle, right guard, and left guard, and that has apparently carried into practice because Mike Vrabel has talked about him playing different positions. On top of that, he is currently listed as a backup guard for the Tennessee Titans.
Radunz was always a pick that was going to be easier to evaluate after the 2022 season because of the growth that you need to project and where he fits on the line long term, but right now it looks like the hopes of him starting at right tackle are very slim.
The other player to mention is second-year center Daniel Munyer who has had an awful camp and will likely be playing for his job from here on out. If he makes it to Friday, he is going to need a big preseason to keep his spot on the roster.