Dillon Radunz’s development will be crucial for the Titans’ offensive success in the upcoming season. Radunz will be counted on to produce as the starting right tackle this fall, but must show significant growth and improvement from last season in order to put Titans coaches at ease.

Offensive line coach Keith Carter is primarily responsible for Radunz’ development. Carter acknowledged that Radunz is taking steps towards becoming a more reliable player in the trenches.

“He’s doing a good job. He’s definitely made really good strides. He’s still a work in progress, but his sets are getting better, his feet are getting better, his hands are getting better,” said Carter. “Overall, I think he’s on the right track.”

This comes after offensive coordinator Todd Downing spoke on Radunz’s maturity after practice on Tuesday.

“I think he’s a much more mature player in year two. You’re seeing a little bit more buy-in to some of the techniques we’re asking him to try, things that might be a little different than he did collegiately. And you see a little bit more comfort and confidence,” noted Downing.

Below is Downing’s full assessment.

Looking the part in practice is one thing, but the Titans’ coaching staff will be able to see just how far Radunz has come when the team travels to Baltimore for its preseason opener on August 11.

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