The combine is a great setting for coaches, GMs, scouts and fans to watch the best football prospects in the nation. I just heard a very interesting stat that might just enlighten some people as to what direction this league is going. The NFL is quickly turning into a passing league and if you don’t believe it, listen to this. Last year the combine had twenty-three wide receivers. This year, there are forty-seven. Yea, over twice as many. Why you ask…because nobody wants to miss the next Victor Cruz or Wes Welker.
Cruz was an undrafted free agent that could start for any team in the league at this point. He was incredibly under the radar. Now, nobody is going to go missing. This leads me to believe the Titans will absolutely pick a receiver in this years draft. I don’t think it will be early, but the depth is fantastic. We can snag a good receiver as late as the forth or fifth round this year. There will simply be too many solid wide outs to pass up. Recent comments by Ruston Webster and Mike Munchak have me thinking we will not over look an offensive threat like years passed. If a defensive play maker or a force on the o-line isn’t at value, we will certainly take the best wide receiver available.
Stay tuned for my post combine mock draft and positional combine review.