Trevor Sikkema, TDN
Despite some disagreements on Twitter, I have always been a big supporter of The Draft Network. Since their inception last year I have followed them, kept up with their analysis and used their mock draft machine.
I think they have the talent on that staff to be something really fun and exciting.
So obviously when they posted their first 2020 NFL Mock Draft of the season I was clicking the link at midnight.
For the Tennessee Titans, the resident Tampa Bay Buccaneers’s authority picked a familiar face:
Jake Fromm QB, Georgia
"I am not the biggest fan of Fromm’s NFL outlook, but let’s face it, if the Titans are picking in the Top 10, they’re moving on from Marcus Mariota, and I don’t see Ryan Tannehill being enough to sway them from a quarterback selection. It’s tempting to put Utah State’s Jordan Love here. Love has the bigger size with the bigger arm, but after watching Love throw three costly interceptions in the Aggies’ loss to Wake Forrest this past weekend, I am just not sure he’s ready for this kind of draft value. Fromm, on the other hand, is ready from an experience standpoint. He may not have the strongest arm, but he is accurate with a high football IQ. He has also played in the biggest games college football has to offer. Plus, whether you think it’s evidence to his case or not, he has now been the cause of two 5-star quarterbacks transferring from Georgia. Is that Georgia’s coaches being shortsighted? Or is Fromm really about to take that next step and be special?"
See, that analysis is exactly why I like that site.
That is exactly what the season is setting up to be, a trial for Marcus Mariota with weapons around him and a coaching staff that should make him comfortable.
The team is talented enough to win with the kind of QB that Fromm is and Love just is too volatile to justify the good years that this team is set up for. I am also not a big Fromm fan and I probably would have gone with A.J. Epenesa the EDGE from Iowa who was drafted right after this pick.
Still, if they are picking that low AND both QBs are off the board AND the team isn’t going to try to keep one of those QBs as a bridge guy, then you kind of have to bite the bullet and just use those cheap QB years to add even more talent around him.