Tennessee Titans build in the trenches in 2023 NFL Mock Draft

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147. player. Utah. Braeden Daniels. Guard. 843. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis

Tennessee Titans continue to build the trenches

Another athletic player, Daniels would give the Titans some versatility from the guard spot. He isn’t someone that can be boxed into one specific blocking scheme which will help as Tennessee decides what they want their offense to look like going forward. He also seems to take personal offense to any defender trying to get past him and offensive linemen need to play with an edge.

Daniels played left tackle his final year at Utah but was a guard before that. He is 6’4″ but only 300 pounds, which will likely force him into an interior offensive line spot.

Scouting Report. Center. player. Pick Analysis. Penn State. Juice Scruggs. 186. 806

Centers are undervalued in drafts, especially true centers which is what Scruggs will be in the NFL. The good thing for Tennessee, though, is Scruggs was well-coached at Penn State and could be a starter in year one. Scruggs is also a natural leader and was voted as a captain in 2022.

Scruggs does have strong hands and can latch onto defenders. He needs to add some weight but should be able to do that in an NFL weight-training program. Size is really the only thing that holds him back from starting sooner for the Titans.

839. Scouting Report. Pick Analysis. Tennessee. Jerome Carvin. Guard. 228. player

With their last pick, I have the Tennessee Titans getting another Tennessee Volunteer lineman. Carvin has NFL size at 6’5″ and 320 pounds but lacks athleticism. He is versatile enough to play either left or right guard. Maybe he won’t start anytime soon, but he would be a valuable backup for seasons to come and that’s a pretty good get in the seventh round.

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And no, I didn’t draft a wide receiver for the Titans. Do they need one? Oh, yes. But they also need pass rushers and offensive linemen. I simply couldn’t pass on Van Ness and Wright. Tennessee can get a receiver later.