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Tennessee Titans' 2020 NFL draft analysis for every pick

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Was Isaiah Wilson the right pick for the Titans? (0:50)

Turron Davenport examines the Titans' decision to select Isaiah Wilson with the 29th pick in the 2020 NFL draft. (0:50)

The 2020 NFL draft is in the books, and the Tennessee Titans' draft class is complete.

The draft, which had been scheduled to take place in Las Vegas, was successfully completed virtually from the homes of coaches, GMs and other front office staff because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Here's a pick-by-pick look at how each player the Titans have selected will fit.

Analysis of every pick | Updated depth charts


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Isaiah Wilson's NFL draft profile

Isaiah Wilson stood out at Georgia with his massive 6-foot-7, 350-pound frame.

Round 1, No. 29 overall: Isaiah Wilson, OT, Georgia

My take: The Titans added a player who will undoubtedly help their rushing attack. Wilson has already proved that he can excel as a run-blocker, having played in a zone-oriented scheme at Georgia. In his two seasons as a starter, Wilson blocked for some really productive backs such as Sony Michel and D'Andre Swift. At 6 foot 7 and 350 pounds, Wilson moves surprisingly well for such a big man.

How soon can he start? The departure of Jack Conklin to free agency opened up a spot for veteran right tackle Dennis Kelly, but don't be surprised if Wilson gets an opportunity to compete for the right tackle spot this season. Wilson redshirted his freshman season, then started 24 of 25 games over the next two years. His experience at right tackle going against top edge defenders in the SEC should carry over pretty well to the NFL. Wilson is also experienced at playing in a zone scheme and has a good understanding of how to use his athleticism to get to spots rather than blocking his man.

Why he fits: Wilson fits the mentality the Titans look to bring as a team. Coach Mike Vrabel cherishes a physical mindset and wants to wear down teams, especially on offense. "I am physical and enjoy beating people up. I enjoy breaking another man's will," Wilson said via conference call. Wilson also mentioned how playing in a scheme similar to what the Titans use on offense will help him work through the initial awkwardness of being in a new environment, especially with the current uncertainty regarding offseason activities.


Round 2, No. 61 overall: Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU

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Kristian Fulton's NFL draft profile

Check out some of former LSU cornerback Kristian Fulton's highlights that have him primed as a prospect to watch in the NFL draft.

My take: Fulton is one of the top cover corners in the draft. The Titans spoke to him about playing nickel when they met with him during the pre-draft process. Tennessee likes his aggressive, press coverage skills. Fulton has the ability to play nickel if need be, having lined up there at times in 2018. The likely loss of Logan Ryan in free agency opened up a need for a cornerback. Fulton strengthens the position and adds plenty of speed to the Titans. There were questions about his tackling ability, but he showed some improvement in that category last season at LSU.


Round 3, No. 93 overall: Darrynton Evans, RB, Appalachian State

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Darrynton Evans' NFL draft profile

Former Appalachian State running back Darrynton Evans is slightly undersized with outstanding explosiveness and top-end speed.

My take: Taking Evans gives the Titans a home-run hitter to backup Derrick Henry. Evans has one-cut-and-go ability that makes him a perfect fit for the Titans' zone scheme, especially outside zone. Henry will get the bulk of the carries obviously, but having a back like Evans who could come in and gain chunks of yards (5.8 yards per carry in 2019) with limited carries is a perfect complement. Evans had over 1,400 yards last season on 255 carries. He is capable of handling a heavy workload. As a bonus, the Titans can also look to Evans for help in the return game.


Round 5, No. 174 overall: Larrell Murchison, DT, North Carolina State

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Cole McDonald's draft profile

Check out the highlights from NFL draft prospect and former Hawaii QB Cole McDonald.

My take: Murchison gives the Titans a player who adds depth along the defensive line after trading Jurrell Casey to the Denver Broncos. The 6-foot-2, 297-pound defensive lineman likely will help out primarily against the run as a rotational player. There's plenty of athleticism for the Titans staff to work with and they will undoubtedly like his high motor.


Round 7, No. 223 overall: Cole McDonald, QB, Hawaii

My take: McDonald will be a developmental player for the Titans, who seem to be set on Logan Woodside as the backup quarterback to Ryan Tannehill. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound quarterback has a quirky release but was a productive player in a pass-happy system at Hawaii. It would be a stretch to expect McDonald to make the Titans roster, but there are some tools to work with.


Round 7, No. 243 overall: Chris Jackson, S, Marshall

My take: Using a draft pick on a safety seems a bit odd considering the Titans have four quality ones already on the roster. However, according to Football Game Plan's Emory Hunt, Jackson is a capable nickel defender. Jackson's is a scrappy player who could help make his way onto the roster as a special teams player.