With the 217th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Tennessee Titans selected Corey Levin from Chattanooga. To the average fan, Corey Levin is an enigma. He comes from the Football Championship Subdivision, which is generally seen as a step down in competition. Though teams like North Dakota State and Eastern Washington scored wins against FBS opponents last season, hailing from the FCS can still be have a bit of a stigma.
Levin was a dominant player for UT Chattanooga, he was a three time All-American and was awarded the Jacob’s Blocking Award (Top offensive lineman in the Southern Conference) twice.
Three-time All-American … two-time winner of the SoCon Jacobs Blocking Award … one of only 11 players in league history to win the honor twice … three-year starter on the offensive line … played both guard and tackle … started 51 games in his career, including the final 45 in a row … three of the top-5 rushing totals in school history came while he was a starter on the offensive line … one of only five three-time All-Americans in school history.
Levin is a versatile offensive lineman, that played both tackle and guard in college. So far for the Titans, he’s also put in time at Center. His movement skills are outstanding, and he can get to the second level in a hurry. He’s an athletic prospect, but could probably benefit from a “redshirt” season this year to add functional size and strength. Levin has a bright future, and stands a very good chance to end up as the successor to the Titans’ current center, Ben Jones. He was the number seven overall prospect on last year’s Tyrant Scouting’s Small School Big Board.