Grading the Tennessee Titans offseason

JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 24: Marcus Mariota /
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NASHVILLE, TN – NOVEMBER 13: Delanie Walker
NASHVILLE, TN – NOVEMBER 13: Delanie Walker /

7. Tight End

What I said:

“This is at 7 because I think Marcus Mariota and Delanie Walker will be a top-2 QB/TE tandem for the next 3 years. However, like with any position an elite player could revolutionize a team.

The Tennessee Titans run 2 TEs a lot, so TE is almost a more useful and necessary position than drafting a slot WR or a 3rd WR given how rarely the Titans use those pieces.”

What Robinson did:

Robinson knew that tight end was important, but I believe he agreed that there is no rush on that.

The Titans are alright running out there with Delanie Walker as the receiving tight end and Phillip Supernaw as the blocking tight end.

Robinson sort of made two additions to the tight end positions. Firstly, let’s look at Jonnu Smith.

Smith was the big sleeper in the draft for those who actually saw him play at FIU. He is athletic and is a willing blocker, though no one is going to be terrified of him mashing them in goal line scenarios.

The next addition they made is Eric Decker. Hear me out.

Decker is 6’3 and change and he is an excellent option in the slot. So what I expect is more of a “jumbo slot formation” where Decker is an extra blocker and Delanie Walker is either inline, in the backfield or resting on the sideline.

Look at these two tweets from Evan Silva that agrees with this:

So that would give the Titans more 3WR sets, but it would also keep the option of really pouding the ball out of it too. I think that is great.

Grade: A-