Pick 29 of the 2020 NFL Draft: Isaiah Wilson, OT, Georgia

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by TitanJeff, Apr 23, 2020.

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Grade this pick.

Poll closed Apr 27, 2020.
  1. A+

    6.7%
  2. A

    6.7%
  3. A-

    8.0%
  4. B+

    17.3%
  5. B

    22.7%
  6. B-

    9.3%
  7. C+

    9.3%
  8. C

    10.7%
  9. C-

    5.3%
  10. D+

    2.7%
  11. D

    1.3%
  12. D-

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. F

    0 vote(s)
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  1. Carp

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    One aspect that seems to get lost is that by using a 1st rounder on him, we have him under control for 5 years. Considering the going rate for OTs compared to CBs (and how relatively easy to find a decent CB) this shouldn't be overlooked.

    If Clowney is the plan and an EDGE at 29 wasn't seriously considered, then OT seems like the easy choice if no trade offer to move back was good enough.
     
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  2. Dman5TX

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    CB’s make the same money if not more. Their franchise tag price is higher.
     

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  3. Dman5TX

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    CB’s make the same money if not more. Their franchise tag price is higher.
     
  4. Carp

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    Hmm that seems odd. On the top 50 highest paid players there are only 2 CBs, but there are several OTs. But looking at this year's FA list, it does look like CBs pulled better than OTs. Guess I'll rethink that one
     
  5. Titans2004

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    one issue is that the NFL for some reason does not distinguish between LT and RT in terms of the franchise tag. We all know that LTs get paid more than RT. Wilson is strictly a RT
     
  6. Vorsutus

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    While true that is starting to change. I am kind of shocked it took this long. If I was a coach and every team plays the best pass blocker on the left I put mine on the right. Obviously some guys can't do that like switching tackles or corners. But it is something that is not obvious that fpr some reason was not even when I was in middle school during the early 2000s.
     
  7. JVC34

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    At the end of the day, this pic evens out....most wanted Fulton in the first, we got him in the second. That said if we switch draft order Wilson is a hit picking at 60. Wilson jumps off the boards....he was 17th ranked player out of high school, performance was at a high level at Georgia playing against tough competition....you can't teach how to be 6 foot 6 360 pounds of enormous strength. He's a run blocker, we're a running team. He enjoys beating up players, we're a physical team. At the end of the day this pic is a hit! Also we picked him a year early, Wilson played 2 seasons at Georgia....his pass blocking improved big time over 2 years. That said I'm sure the titans management took that into account. Where he is after 2 season, compared to other OL playing 3 years and in the draft.
     
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  8. Titans2004

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    you certainly do see teams moving their pass rushers around more these days to try to get the best match ups possible.... Given that 100% of starting QBs in the NFL are right handed (until Tua starts)...it is harder for the QB to see guys coming from the left.

    I don't understand why teams don't situationally rotate their OL. So now we have Wilson that is our road grader and Kelly who is better than Wilson at pass protecting at this point.....So on 3rd and short sub Kelly out and put in Wilson...on 3rd and long make sure Kelly is in the game...
     
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  9. JCBRAVE

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    Have u ever tried playing OL?

    It is very difficult to master one side then the other.

    Look at Dennis Kelly. Pretty solid on the right, a nightmare on the left. Hell, he cant even figure out RG let alone LT.

    You start moving those guys around and your oline will break down fast.
     
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  10. Titans2004

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    I'm not moving positions....I'm saying that you sub out Wilson and Kelly at RT depending on the situation...if you know it is short yardage and their is an 80% chance you are going to run it then put in your better run blocker...you can still play action off of it and it might actually make it better because the defense thinks that it is more likely that we will run it because we have our run blocking RT in...by doing something different than other it at least forces them to consider one more piece of information regarding our personnel....teams have guys who radio down the type of personnel on the field and usually that is just based on skill position players...why not add another thing they might have to start paying attention to
     
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