Tennessee Titans' Dillon Radunz playing 'predominantly' right tackle right now, Mike Vrabel says
Radunz, a second-round NFL Draft pick last year out of North Dakota State, is expected to be in the mix to start at right tackle and left guard, vacancies on the offensive line with David Quessenberry and Rodger Saffold gone. But Radunz’s exact role has remained unclear. He had a disappointing rookie season, playing just 15% of snaps in 12 appearances.
Radunz said last week he’s aiming to be a starter in 2022 and hopes to play tackle, the position he played in college. He was a guard and tackle as a rookie reserve.
“I don’t know right now,” Vrabel said when asked if the Titans feel closer to giving Radunz one position, as opposed to multiple. “He’s been working predominantly at right tackle, but we’ll kick him inside based on the rotation Keith (Carter) wants or who he wants to look at. I don’t think right now is really the time (to really determine roles). I think those guys are doing a lot of stuff together and the jog through stuff is toned down a little bit.”
Vrabel added that Radunz’s conditioning level has been “really good.”
“I think he’s recognized that can be a huge advantage for him over the course of 65 or 70 snaps,” Vrabel explained. “You’re going to lose a couple matchups and that’s the nature of this business and that’s why it’s great. I think he’s going to try to take care of his conditioning and try to make sure that’s an area where he can consider a strength and then continue to develop the other skills needed to play offensive line.”