Some draft analysts liked the Titans’ draft and some didn’t. Of course.
The NFL Draft is over, and the time to judge draft classes before the players even get on the field has begun. The Tennessee Titans had a really solid draft in terms of getting potential playmakers at positions of need. Let’s see if draft analysts around the country feel the same way.
Grade Given: A-
Reuter liked the Titans’ first and third days more than their second day, in which they picked up Taywan Taylor and Jonnu Smith. Overall, he had good things to say about who the Titans picked up. Reuter also gave the Jacksonville Jaguars and Indianapolis Colts an A-, while the Houston Texans somehow got an A.
Grade Given: B-
Kadar thought taking Corey Davis at No. 5 was a bit early, but points out that the other two receivers were gone by pick No. 9. He preferred Tre’Davious White over Adoree’ Jackson. I believe Kadar would’ve liked to see the Titans go more defensive, as he notes that “if the goal was to get weapons for Marcus Mariota, then mission accomplished”.
Grade Given: B+
Like many others, Burke believes Jackson was a reach at No. 18 due to his “need of extensive development as a DB”. He isn’t alone in sharing that thought process. Burke was a big fan of all of the offensive weapons the Titans picked up, as well as Jayon Brown, who he considers “a potential special-teams dynamo who can help in sub-packages”.
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Grade Given: C
Edholm says the Titans’ worst pick was Davis, and believes all of their first three picks were reaches. Edholm doesn’t believe Davis will ever be an “A.J. Green type of talent”. Why? Because we don’t know how fast he is since he was injured and couldn’t run a 40 yard dash, and also because he played in the MAC so we have no idea if he’ll be able to separate in the NFL. I won’t even touch that. I have no idea why he thinks Taylor was a reach. He liked the Jonnu Smith selection, at least.
Grade Given: B
Like everyone else, Silva wasn’t a fan of taking Jackson at No. 18, but he liked Davis at No. 5 because he’s this year’s best receiver prospect. He loved our day two picks: “I thought Taylor and Smith were sensational third-rounders, undervalued because they played at small schools, but both dominated there and exhibited high-level athleticism before the draft.” The only thing I disagree with is that he doesn’t believe Khalfani Muhammad can make it in the NFL. I believe Muhammad will make the team this year as a change of pace, receiving back and kick returner.
Aside from Edholm, who seemingly hated every team’s draft class, the thoughts on the Titans draft is positive. They didn’t stand out and have an amazing draft, but they got players that will come in and have an impact right away. What I ask of all the readers now is to flood Edholm’s mentions with vicious attacks. I’m joking, don’t do that; the Titans draftees will do the talking for themselves on the field.