Jack Conklin didn’t have any issue transitioning from the Michigan State Spartans to the Tennessee Titans.
It was just one year ago that Tennessee traded up from the 15th pick to acquire the eighth pick from the Cleveland Browns, then took Conklin there. The Titans were rewarded for their investment and then some, as Conklin earned NFL All-Pro honors after having a fantastic rookie season.
It was so good that Pro Football Focus has Conklin listed as their best offensive tackle under the age of 25:
Offensive tackle: Jack Conklin, Tennessee Titans (88.9)
Conklin’s 2016 season was the highest-graded rookie campaign for an offensive tackle in the PFF era (2006 season to present). From Day 1 he contributed at a near-elite level in both pass protection and as a run blocker. As a rookie, Conklin allowed just two sacks, the second-fewest total among 61 offensive tackles that played at least 360 snaps in pass protection last season.
A very bright future is ahead of Conklin.