Tennessee Titans, A Decade In Review : A Closer Look At The First Round Picks

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Oct 21, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt (18) during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Titans beat the Bills 35-34. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

2009 – Kenny Britt  

The Titans were drafting at the end of the round again this year and took Kenny Britt with the 30th pick overall.  Britt’s talent is documented but so are his fingerprints and medical records.  The book isn’t finished on Britt, but in context it was still the right move for the Titans.

Hakeem Nicks went to the Giants right before the Titans pick, but Britt is trailed by a bunch of names that never panned out.  The subsequent picks were Beanie Wells, Ziggy Hood, Louis Delmas, Patrick Chung, James Laurinaitis, Brian Robiskie, etc.

Robiskie and Mohamed Mossaquoi were the next receivers taken and the only two taken in the entire second round.  There was finally a run in the third on WR with Derrick Williams, Brandon Tate, Mike Wallace, Ramses Barden and Patrick Turner.

Britt’s off the field issues are one thing, and the Titans have obviously flirted with head vs. talent once again, but you can’t blame them for the injuries.  Before getting hurt, Britt looked like an all-pro, and the Titans had been lacking a true #1 recevier since the departure of Derrick Mason.  Although Britt has teased Titans fans for years, they did the right thing when taken in context.

Grade: B+