19 at 19: Players the Tennessee Titans should consider in the 2019 NFL Draft
By Will Lomas
Wide receiver: 3
This seems like a lot because of what people thought of the receiver class before the combine. However, things change and with some people falling and others rising the numbers made it impossible to pick less than three.
The first receiver to talk about is Hakeem Butler. I believe that he will be one of if not the most successful WRs in the draft. He is a combination of elite physical traits (6’6) and top-end athleticism (4.48 40 yard dash, 36 inch vertical, 10’8 broad jump).
While other positions are a slightly bigger need, Butler is a dominant player at the catch point and when you watch him on film he isn’t just winning jump balls. This is a player who can shine, especially in the mid range and deep game.
D.K. Metcalf is the obligatory WR to mention on this list. I don’t think he is a complete receiver and his injury history scares me to death. However, I think he is going to be a good deep threat in the NFL, and while the film shows he was asked to have a very specific and limited role in his college offense, I think a receiver like him would help the Titans passing game.
Maybe the least talked about receiver that should be getting more praise is N’Keal Harry.
Harry looks the part of a WR1 in the NFL and he was used like that in college. He averaged 13.9+ yards in his last two seasons at Arizona State and passed the 1,000 mark each year. He moved all over the field and even returned punts when his team asked him to.
All I can assume is that if you don’t think Harry is worth a first round pick from a team that needs receiver, your only reason can be because you think that this class is deep enough to land a good receiver in the second because it can’t have anything to do with his tape or testing.