4. Isaiah Wilson will protect his right side
Tannehill’s mobility is underrated, but that doesn’t mean he wants to take a ton of hits. Keeping him healthy is a huge key for the Titans’ hopes of being a playoff team in 2020.
Taylor Lewan is an excellent starter at left tackle. The options at right tackle aren’t as well established, but it still could turn out to be a position of strength for the franchise. Dennis Kelly is better utilized as a swing tackle but he’s likely going to start next season as the team’s first choice right tackle.
The real help will arrive once first round pick Isaiah Wilson gets ready to play meaningful snaps. The former Georgia star has a chance to make a very positive impact on the offense’s ability to protect the quarterback during his rookie campaign.
Remember, Wilson played almost exclusively on the right side during his collegiate career. That might have hurt his stock in the draft, but it will help him get ready for life in the NFL quickly. That’s part of the reason why Tennessee was willing to spend a first round draft choice to acquire him.
Tannehill needs quality protection to play his best football and Wilson is going to give him that sooner, rather than later.