NASHVILLE – ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay has updated his 2023 mock draft – 3.0 – and it includes a player who has been a popular pick for the Tennessee Titans.
McShay tabbed Ohio State tackle Paris Johnson, Jr. to the Titans.
McShay's comments on the pick:
I had Johnson to Tennessee in February, too. Then Mel (Kiper) projected the same move two weeks ago. It just makes sense. Johnson is an easy mover with 26 starts across two positions, sliding over to left tackle from right guard in 2022. The Titans released Taylor Lewan, which clears the way for Johnson to come join former Ohio State teammate Nicholas Petit-Frere on the line. He has 6-6, 313-pound size and jarring power in his hands. After allowing 49 sacks (tied for fifth-most) last season, Tennessee should focus on building out from the offensive line and trying to get an offense that was underwhelming in 2022 back on track.
At Ohio State, Johnson was a 2022 first-team All-Big Ten selection.
The Titans currently have the 11th overall pick in the April 27-29 NFL Draft.