Peter King put out his one and only mock draft in his Monday column today. It was an interesting mock because he threw some trades in there. The most notable was the Patriots trading up to 13 with the 49ers to draft Tua Tagovailoa. Tua could be the most interesting story of draft night. Without the injury issues he would be a top 5 pick, but with teams being afraid of his medical history, there is a chance he could be in for a pretty big fall in the first round. There is also the chance he still goes in the top 5 and all of this speculation is for nothing.
Anyway, King has the Titans picking Isaiah Wilson, OT, Georgia with the 29th pick. My issue with Wilson in this mock is Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU was still on the board. There is no doubt the Titans are coming away from this draft with an offensive tackle, but the need at corner is so much bigger than the need at offensive tackle as we sit here right now. I can’t see them passing on Gladney in King’s scenario.
Here are King’s comments on the pick:
Imagine that: two Georgia tackles in the first round. The difference is that Andrew Thomas will be counted on as plug-and-play, and Wilson could take a year of grooming, particularly in a year with a weird offseason program like this one. The natural inclination will be to expect Wilson to step in for the departed Jack Conklin, and he may. Wilson’s the kind of edgy, angry player who will fit well on the feisty Titans line. I’m just not sure that fit will begin in 2020.