Why the remaining picks matter for the Tennessee Titans.
The Tennessee Titans may be finished making their picks, but the draft process is hardly over.
Day 3 of the 2019 NFL Draft was a flurry of names no one had heard of and guys that fell down draft boards for one reason or another. However, with undrafted free agency quickly approaching, teams like the Titans who are done with their draft are probably already calling players to relay their interest.
This isn’t exactly legal, but no one ever gets in trouble for it and it is pretty public information that this is common practice. But, to be fair I don’t know that the Titans do this so this is all speculation.
Anyway, these are the 10 names that I think are most intriguing as UDFAs.
Otara Alaka LB, Texas A&M
One of the few players left on the board that the Tennessee Titans had in for an official visit, Alaka is a productive LB who played against great competition. I wonder if the Titans came away with a positive visit and if so then this would be a great way to give him a chance.
All small school WRs
The Tennessee Titans have worked out each of these receivers:
-Ashton Dulin, Malone
-Juston Christian, Marist
-Jesper Horstead, Princeton
I haven’t watched any of them, but if the Titans were interested then I am interested. The question looming large in everyone’s mind is who is going to be the punt returner in Tennessee and one of these prospects could fight for that job.
Gerald Willis DT, Miami
The Tennessee Titans need depth at defensive tackle, especially while they wait for Jeffery Simmons to get healthy. I know that Willis is more of a 3-tech and Simmons is a 1-tech, but GM Jon Robinson just needs to find bodies for camp.
Willis is a splashy player who shows up most vs the pass meaning that he would mesh well with more run based players like Austin Johnson and Daquan Jones.
Derrick Roberson EDGE, Sam Houston State
An explosive EDGE with plenty of tools to develop, Roberson would be an interesting target as a potential special teams player with sub package upside. After a 15 sack season last year, the former 4-star could make an impact.
Daniel Wise DT, Kansas
Wise is a decorated defensive tackle, being named 1st team All-Big 12 twice and receiving and honorable mention in his other year as a starter. Every year as a starter he has had double digit TFLs and he is a high effort player.
Alex Bars IOL, Notre Dame
The Titans spent time with Bars during the draft process, probably to figure out where he was in his ACL recovery. Videos have emerged of Bars drive blocking and running on his knee, so hopefully he is healthy enough to enter camp and compete.
Depth on the offensive line is important and you can never have enough competition churning the bottom of the roster. He was a team captain last year and his versatility, experience and frame warrant a look.
Te’von Coney LB, Notre Dame
If the Titans liked David Long then this is sort of like a bigger version of him, but less productive.
Tyree Jackson QB, Buffalo
If the Titans really did want a developmental QB then Jackson should be their top target. He is a very good athlete despite his massive 6’7 frame and he has one of the stronger arms in the class. I don’t know if you can fix accuracy, but if you think you can then take a swing on him.
Jordan Agasiva IOL, Utah
Agasiva is a powerful blocker at the point of attack and he stands out to me as one of the best UDFA talents available. If the Titans wanted a potential plug and play RG and with power and solid technique then this should be there guy.
Jon Robinson and company had him in for a visit, so there is a good chance that he already has a connection with the team.
Emanuel Hall WR, Missouri
Hall is a very intriguing option as a deep threat and routinely caught bad passes from Drew Lock, showing the ability to separate and then adjust. I thought he had very good body control and looked like someone who could be a deep threat.
Injury history knocked him down boards, but there is no risk in UDFA.