5 Players the Titans should consider if Joe Alt isn’t there

It feels like every 2024 NFL Mock Draft in the land is projecting the Tennessee Titans to select Notre Dame offensive tackle Joe Alt with the No. 7 selection. It's easy to understand why. Alt is the consensus best tackle available and the Titans don't have a single starting-caliber tackle on the roster.

Nicholas Petit-Frere, Jaelyn Duncan, and John Ojukwu are the in-house options on the current roster. Dillon Radunz, Daniel Brunskill, and Saahdiq Charles have some experience at tackle, but are best-suited to play guard or center. Titans general manager Ran Carthon appears slated to enter the draft with massive needs at left and right tackle as a result.

But what if Alt isn't available? It's almost an unthinkable scenario based on media-wide projections, but it's certainly possible. The first tackle drafted in 2022 and 2023 occurred at No. 6 overall, one spot earlier than the Titans' seventh pick. Penei Sewell was the No. 7 selection in the 2021 NFL Draft, ironically when Titans head coach Brian Callahan played a role in Cincinnati's decision to draft Ja'Marr Chase at No. 5 ahead of Sewell. Off topic, but I hope Malik Nabers and/or Rome Odunze are available at 7 alongside Alt just to see which direction Callahan would sway.

Entering the draft with such an obvious need at tackle isn't great for the Titans. It was just last year . . .

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Author: Justin MeloSenior Writer, Interviewer and Podcaster for Broadway Sports covering the Tennessee Titans and NFL draft. For more than five years, Justin Melo has professionally covered all things NFL draft and Titans for The Draft Network, SB Nation and USA Today. Best known for his Interview Series with NFL draft prospects, Justin has interviewed more than 500 NFL players. Co-host of the Music City Audible podcast alongside Justin Graver (@titansfilmroom).