With the 29th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Tennessee Titans select….Curtis Weaver EDGE, Boise State.
This is a little bit difficult because I think Weaver is going to be a top-50 player in this draft and he is probably the last EDGE I have with a preliminary grade that high. However, the fit has to be perfect for him to go in the first round.
Luckily for both parties, this is a perfect fit.
In Tennessee he can be asked to be a run-first EDGE and at 6’3 nearly 270 lb., he has the perfect frame to do that. He can spend his time going against the right tackle and rarely getting any sort of extra protection sent to his side.
On base downs he gives you more size than any of the other options on the roster and he also has the versatility to be able to play 5-tech in five man front looks or kick inside to DT in pass rush situations.
I think what is going to make him more interesting to the Titans than anything is his incredibly production which he has sustained since his true freshman season:
When you see a player whose per game production in TFLs and sacks rises every single year while maintaining a high volume of both you rarely get a bust. At worst he is a high ceiling, high floor defender whose testing means everything but who should still be able to thrive on a stacked front line.
The Titans four-man line from left to right would be:
Harold Landry, EDGE
Jurrell Casey, 3-tech
Jeffery Simmons, 1-tech
Curtis Weaver, EDGE
That seems pretty potent to me.