Tennessee Titans rookie power rankings after 1st preseason game
By Will Lomas
2. Tennessee Titans OL Dillon Radunz (2nd round)
People seem confused about whether Dillon Radunz was good or bad on Friday vs the Falcons, and it is easy to see why.
The entire offensive line struggled, but that was because they were missing the five starting linemen as well as the backup center and a backup offensive tackle. When you are missing seven of your eight-best linemen, you are going to look bad.
Still, when you focus on Radunz specifically, he did a little bit of everything and he looked good doing it. He was solid in pass protection, he looked quick with his outside zone steps, he showed strength when asked to drive block, and he even pulled from right guard on a play early in the game.
Two years ago everyone was ready to cut Ben Jones because he had a down season, but in retrospect that probably had less to do with his talent and more to do with the fact that he was playing in the middle of Quinton Spain and Josh Kline.
Using that same logic, if Radunz was good when he was surrounded by third-string offensive linemen, won’t he look even better when he has Pro Bowl-caliber talent around him?