Tennessee Titans 2023 NFL mock draft: Rebuilding the team from inside out

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Tennessee Titans mock draft: Round one

Left tackle. Bulldogs . Broderick Jones. 1. player. 814.

With the Tennessee Titans’ first pick, I took advantage of a trade offered by the PFN simulator. I moved back from pick 11 to pick 14 but picked up a second-round choice, number 46 overall. This means not losing out on a player of need and being able to grab another potential impact player with an added second-round pick.

There is very little to dislike about Broderick Jones. He could easily be a day 1 starter for Tennessee. He has excellent size at 6’4″ and 310 pounds and definitely has the frame to add more bulk once in an NFL weightlifting regime. Sure, Georgia knows how to get players technically ready for being pros, but there is a huge difference between blocking college defenders versus blocking seasons NFL defenders. That only means Jones might take his lumps early, as every rookie does, but he should still be solid in year one and really good by 2024.

The only real drawbacks to Jones are that he only started one full season in college. He is still a young player who won’t turn 22 years old until May 16th. But again, long-term his youth now is a good thing. He is still growing into how strong he will be. Plus, blocking against SEC defenders will get a left tackle as ready for the NFL as any other conference.

Jones’ technique with his hands is already excellent and won’t need much coaching. His length is near-elite and his punch timing is very good. Jones just needs to add strength, which he will, but his natural ability makes him good enough to step in at left tackle and stick at the spot for seasons to come and get better as the years wear on.