How are some popular mock selections for the Tennessee Titans faring in the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine? Find out here.
During the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine, hundreds of athletes gather at Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium for a week of tests, medical examinations, and interviews. A strong Combine performance can vault you up draft boards everywhere, whereas a poor showing will cost you millions of dollars.
We’ve already seen the dual nature of the Combine, with LB Shaquem Griffin changing his narrative from “draft hopeful with a feel-good story” to a prospect who had GMs and coaches doing double takes as he displayed top tier athleticism and ability in a number of tests despite his limitations. At the same time, T Orlando Brown, a fringe first rounder, bombed his combine testing and was yelled at for loafing during position drills. He had one of the worst combine showings in recent memory and has likely fallen far on most team’s boards.
I believe now is as good a time as any to check in on some prospects often picked for the Tennessee Titans in mock drafts. Although the defensive backs have not yet been tested, I am not of the opinion that the Titans should or will invest a pick in a defensive back for the second year in a row. Nor will I be checking in on off-the-wall selections like Ronald Jones II that have come up in some–let’s say creative–mock drafts. The positions most likely to be filled in the first round should be DL, EDGE, OL, or LB, in my opinion. With that said, let’s examine the combine performances of some prospects commonly mocked to Tennessee from these positions.