The Titans finish their draft with an offensive tackle and a running back.
The Tennessee Titans finished up their 2017 NFL Draft by taking Brad Seaton, a tackle out of Villanova, and Khalfani Muhammad, a running back out of California. While many expected the Titans to focus their draft on defense, Jon Robinson went against the grain. The Titans drafted six offensive players and just three on the defensive side.
Seaton is an extremely aggressive lineman and will seemingly compete for the swing tackle spot, which is currently occupied by uninspiring Dennis Kelly. At 6’8″ and 330 pounds, he’s quite literally a mountain of a man. The Titans probably hope he’ll never have to start a game with Taylor Lewan and Jack Conklin as the bookend tackles, but injuries happen and depth at the position can never be taken for granted.
Here are some highlights, courtesy of our friend Ty Wurth.
Muhammad shows up as a definition of “fast” in the Merriam-Webster dictionary. That’s an exaggeration, but he blazed a 4.38 and is a blur on the field. I had a feeling the Titans were going to grab a quicker receiving back in this draft to complement the power of DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry, and they did just that. I can envision Muhammad playing on some third downs and when the Titans need to go no-huddle and catch up by scoring points. A tryout for kick returner is also likely.
Enjoy the speed.
The Titans pretty clearly had a vision for this draft: get faster and more explosive however we can. The Titans were among the slowest teams in the NFL last year, but that will al change in 2017. We’re going to see more big plays from both the offense and defense next season, that’s for sure. We’ll have more draft analysis throughout the week.