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Why the Titans drafted Nate Davis

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Nate Davis was a very good tackle at the University of Charlotte, but he told me a few weeks ago that he’d be making the move to play inside at the next level. The Titans had to address the interior of their offensive line at some point, and that’s what they decided to do here with the No. 82 overall pick.

The why the Titans took Davis is pretty obvious. They entered tonight with a hole on the interior of their offensive line, specifically at right guard. They decided to move on from both of their starting guards this off-season by allowing Quinton Spain to sign with Buffalo and releasing Josh Kline. Both players struggled in 2018 as the interior of the offensive line took a lot of the blame for an underperforming offense. Signing Rodger Saffold in free agency is a big step towards improving, and Davis may be the other piece they needed on the interior.

Davis will likely compete with Kevin Pamphile and Corey Levin for the right to start at right guard on opening day. Competition is always a good problem to have.

Davis is a powerful guy who creates a lot of movement in the run game on tape. He possesses the strength to latch onto his opponents and remain engaged throughout the play. He’s also a better athlete than given credit for. I thought he moved very well in space on tape. He’s going to be a nice fit in the Titans’ outside zone scheme.

Will Davis be able to seize a starting spot and contribute immediately? That much is yet to be seen. Leave your opinion in the comments.