There was zero consensus about where JC Latham would end up … other than somewhere in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft.

Some mocks had him going in the top 5, to a team willing to trade up to land a potential franchise tackle. Other mocks had Latham being selected near the end of the opening round.

Now we know. The Tennessee Titans selected Latham with the No. 7 overall pick Thursday night.

He’s the second offensive lineman off the board to begin the 2024 draft, joining former Notre Dame tackle Joe Alt. In 3 seasons with the Crimson Tide, Latham appeared in 41 games and made 27 consecutive starts over the last 2 years.

Latham is arguably the strongest player in the class and has the potential to be a brick-wall-like blocker in pass protection for the Titans. He’s a mauler with long arms and massive hands.

Latham adds to the Tide’s historic draft run. Alabama has produced at least 1 first-round pick for 16 consecutive years — extending its NFL record. Latham became the ninth offensive lineman selected in the first round during that streak.

Will he stay at right tackle or change sides? That’s to be determined. The 6-6, 360-pound junior was a second-team All-American and a first-team All-SEC pick in 2023, realizing the potential he promised as a 5-start recruit in 2021.

Latham’s highlight reel tells the tale, and some NFL scouts believe he’s versatile enough to move inside, where his natural run-blocking skills would shine even more than his ability to pass protect.