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Jeremiah Poutasi to the Tennessee Titans in the 3rd round of the NFL Draft

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Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Utah's big offensive tackle has found a home in the NFL with the Tennessee Titans, and will protect Marcus Mariota, the number two overall pick of the draft. The Titans took Poutasi with the 66th overall pick, and he joins Eric Rowe and Nate Orchard as selections in the NFL Draft, both of whom were 2nd round picks to the Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns respectively.

Poutasi left after his junior season at Utah, after being the left tackle for a team that had a 1500 yard, All-Pac-12 rusher. Poutasi took over the starting left tackle jobs for the years in the 2013 season, but was hampered by an injury, and really struggled with speed on the outside. His 2014 season was much improved, and the long armed tackle helped lead the Utes back to a bowl game.

In the NFL, Poutasi will likely be a guard, because his lack of horizontal speed against elite speed has been a problem in the past.