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NFL Draft: Are Titans the ‘Perfect Fit’ for Notre Dame’s Joe Alt?

The 2024 NFL draft is just weeks away and the countdown is clearly on.

For Notre Dame the question isn’t if offensive tackle Joe Alt will hear his name called early but instead just how early he will hear his name called.

Alt was named an All-American but just about every outlet in 2023 and is projected by nearly everyone to be a top-nine pick this year.  Pro Football Focus put together a mock draft recently based on “perfect player fits” and had Alt going to the Tennessee Titans at No. 7.

From Pro Football Focus:

Enter Joe Alt, a gargantuan 6-foot-8 and 322-pound tackle who just recently turned 21 years old after two elite seasons of earning overall grades above 90.0 at Notre Dame. Alt allowed just eight total quarterback pressures and one sack over the past two seasons on nearly 800 pass-blocking reps. In addition, Alt is an incredibly smooth mover for his size, earning a zone run-blocking grade above 90.0 in 2023 to boot.

The left-side combination of Alt and 2023 first-round left guard Peter Skoronski could develop into one of the more formidable sides of an offensive line in the NFL. Levis needs to get his pressure-to-sack rate down and not look for the home run on every single throw, but he can stand more confidently in the pocket with this final addition to an offensive line quickly turning around.

The Titans have perhaps no greater need this off-season than left tackle and Alt looks the part of one who will anchor the left side of an offensive line for the better part of the next decade.

Personally, I think if he’s available at seven for the Titans that it’s not just a perfect fit but could very well be the steal of the draft at that spot.

Story originally appeared on Fighting Irish Wire