Tennessee Titans build in the trenches in 2023 NFL Mock Draft

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player. 839. Scouting Report. Offensive tackle. Darnell Wright. 41. Pick Analysis. Tennessee

Tennessee Titans pick up a high-end offensive tackle in round 2

This is the player I was talking about that I don’t truly think will be around in the second round, but the simulator had him available so why would I pass? The draft is unpredictable and in this scenario, the Tennessee Titans benefit.

Wright should be a Week 1 starter for the Tennessee Titans. He has great size at 6’5″ and 335 pounds and excellent athletic ability (he ran a 5.01 40 at the combine). But even with his athletic ability, he is more of a power blocker who likes to maul.

If you are looking for game tape to watch on Wright and to be impressed, watch how well he does against Alabama in 2022. Will Anderson, Jr. was great in college and is going to be a good edge rusher in the NFL, but Wright stymied him in the Vols’ victory. Wright may not be great in 2023 (because he will be a rookie, of course), but by 2024 he could be.

Edge rusher. Kansas State. Felix Anudike-Uzomah. 823. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. 72. player

The Tennessee Titans need help in a few spots, and you can never have too many pass rushers, right? The depth on Day 2 is going to push some familiar names down the board, and the Titans are in a prime position to land one of those players.

Like Van Ness, Anudike-Uzomah brings good athletic ability, but he will need to learn to harness some of his energy because sometimes he gets out of position. He plays with a high motor and doesn’t quit on plays. Adding both Van Ness and Anudike-Uzomah improves the Titans’ pass rush immediately and by 2024 they will be even more experienced and dangerous.