After the Isaiah Wilson pick busted in a big way, the Tennessee Titans found themselves with a massive hole at the right tackle position. Kendall Lamm is a decent stop-gap option, but after investing a first-round pick at the spot a year ago, the Titans are looking for more.
In the 2021 NFL Draft, the Titans looked to fix the misfortunes of the Wilson pick, making another early-round investment into the right tackle position. In the second round (53rd overall) of the 2021 NFL Draft, the Tennesse Titans selected Dillon Radunz, an interesting offensive tackle prospect out of North Dakota State.
Radunz shined at left tackle for the Bison during the 2018 and 2019 seasons. In 2019, Radunz was rewarded for his strong play with a consensus first-team All-American selection. Simply put, Radunz was a dominant offensive lineman in the FCS and proved himself well against a higher level of competition at the Senior Bowl.
The North Dakota State product shows tremendous natural athleticism up front. He is quick off of the ball, moves his feet well in pass protection and does a great job of attacking the second level in the run game. Radunz also shows solid functional strength, good length for the position and impressive on-field awareness in pass protection.
Jumping from the FCS level all the way to the NFL is a big leap for any player. While Radunz shows plenty of promise as an NFL offensive lineman, it is completely unfair to expect him to come in and dominate right away. That being said, his overall skill-set is incredibly impressive and should translate well to the next level.
The Tennessee Titans found themselves in a tough situation up front after the Wilson pick, but they recovered well in the 2021 NFL Draft. Dillon Radunz is a talented player who should grow into a strong and stable right tackle for this team for many years.