Tackle-thin Titans seek progress from rookie first-rounder Isaiah Wilson

By John Glennon

When the Titans lost starting left tackle Michael Roos for the season early in 2014, the team had a perfect solution.

The Titans had selected left tackle Taylor Lewan in the first round of the draft that year, so they simply plugged him into the starting lineup and moved forward.

The situation is in some ways similar this season: The Titans lost Lewan for the year to a torn ACL suffered in the fifth game of the season. And just like 2014, the Titans also happened to have a first-round tackle waiting in the wings, as the team chose Isaiah Wilson with the 29th overall pick of the draft last April.

But that's where the similarities end.

Six games into the season, Wilson has yet to play his first NFL game, one of just two 2020 first-round picks that have not played a down this season. Slowed by conditioning, illness and off-field issues, Wilson was at least available for duty for the first time last Sunday. But he wound up inactive, passed over for David Quessenberry, who'd just been elevated from the practice squad one day earlier.

So as the Titans seek to keep their status as one of the AFC's top teams – with a current tackle trio of Ty Sambrailo, Dennis Kelly and Quessenberry – the question naturally arises: Will the 6-6, 350-pound Wilson be . . .

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Author: John GlennonMulti-media journalist with extensive expertise covering the NFL, NHL, professional soccer and more, including the Tennessee Titans and Nashville Predators for The Tennessean with articles, videos and podcasts. Strengths include the ability to write quick, concise and thorough analysis, as well as the ability to uncover unique human-interest stories. In working as a reporter, John developed skills that extend beyond the sports journalism world. An efficient and effective communicator, John is confident, calm and productive under deadline pressure and knows the power of the written word. John brings to Broadway Sports a work ethic second to none, an intellectual hunger, and an ability to inform and entertain readers, viewers and listeners. Reach out directly to John at: