One bold NFL prediction for Tennessee Titans No. 7 overall pick JC Latham in 2024

The Titans got their man at left tackle.
Tennessee Titans OT JC Latham
Tennessee Titans OT JC Latham / Johnnie Izquierdo/GettyImages

The Tennessee Titans improved their offensive line with the selection of one player in the 2024 NFL Draft.  A guy by the name of JC Latham who should come in and stabilize the left side of the line right away.

Although it is a lot to ask of a rookie, Latham has the size, athleticism and skill to settle in at left tackle right away with the Titans.  At least, that is what head coach Bill Callahan believes as he tries to create a solid line in front of second year quarterback Will Levis

“There’s not many people that walk the earth that are at his height and weight and can move at his fluidity,” Callahan said following the draft.  “He’s a really unique player that makes us physically imposing.”

2024 NFL Draft: How JC Latham will bring the force back to the Titans O-Line

That size Callahan is talking about is of a 6-foot-5, 342-pound flame who bulldozes defenders with his masterful blocking skills.  While much of that power was utilized as a right tackle while in Alabama, the Titans feel moving him to left tackle shouldn’t be a problem, especially with his upper body power.

While there is room for growth, which is scary to think about, the bold prediction here is not what Latham will do Year 1 in the NFL with the Titans, but how his presence will help the rest of the offensive line, most importantly the tackles which was one of the worst units in the NFL a season ago.

JC Latham will hold it down as one of the top tackles in the NFL Year 1

With Latham and 2023 first-round pick Peter Skoronski holding down the left side of the line at tackle and guard, the biggest challenge for Callaham is stabilizing the right side without having to move Skoronski, who entered the 2023 NFL Draft as a tackle to right tackle.  That includes either 2021 second-round pick Dillon Radunz or 2022 third-round pick Nicholas Petit-Frere making the right tackle their own in 2024.  That, of course, will depend on both players being healthy as they compete for that starting role.

In going back to the impact of Latham, he will stand out as one of the top tackles in the NFL even in his first NFL season.  Along with Joe Alt, this Alabama product will show just how deep the 2024 NFL Draft offensive line class was.  Although bruising running back Derek Henry is no longer running the rock in Tennessee, the induction of Latham into the starting offensive line group will bring back that physicality the Titans was known for with some finesse sprinkled in given the duo wide receiver threat of Calvin Ridley Jr. and DeAndre Hopkins.

In conclusion, look out for the Titans offense in 2024 and it will start with the man playing left tackle, JC Latham.