NFL Draft: Top 5 Prospects at Each Need that Fit Titans Mold
There are a few inside backers that I really like and enjoyed watching this year. As much as I would love to have put Reuben Foster on here, he is a no brainer to fit anywhere. One of my favorite players that I have been following is Haason Reddick. A former walk-on at Temple has become a top 20 player. Versatility is Reddick’s middle name; he can play the first two downs as the inside backer then on third down can put his hand in the dirt or be the nickel linebacker. Reddick is a unique but intriguing player that has showed his skills throughout the draft process. He can be a valuable asset in Dick LeBeau’s defense.
Next up is Jarrad Davis, linebacker out of Florida. He is an old school linebacker who loves to put a hat on people. He is another player who’s versatile, playing with that toughness and willingness to be a downhill player. He has also shown the coverage ability. The main knock has been his injuries, but when healthy he is a game changer.
A local product, Jalen Reeves-Maybin out of Tennessee has been a fun player to watch. The injury bug got him this year, which is the main reason his stock has fallen. I think he can play the nickel linebacker well and as Titans fans know we need a guy who can cover a tight-end.
Fourth on the list is Duke Riley out of LSU, who has only one year of starting experience but has shown that he is a great leader, being named captain. To me this says something about his leadership abilities, a one year player being named captain says something. The main reason that he has only started one year is due to the fact that he had to sit behind two NFL caliber players (Deion Jones & Kwon Alexander). He has the ability to play in coverage and flies sideline to sideline.
Lastly, another small school guy is Connor Harris from Lindenwood University. Looking at his stats, he had over 600 tackles over his four year career. Harris is not just a tackling machine; he also has the ability to play in coverage. When invited to the Senior Bowl, he showed that he can play with the big boys. We know Jon Robinson loves Senior Bowl players, as he drafted a few last year.
My fifth and final need is a depth need for the Titans and there are some quality players in this draft class.