Turned 3rd-round investment into 7th-round payoff
The Titans selected speedy wide receiver Taywan Taylor out of the university of Western Kentucky in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Taylor was expected to be the explosive receiver that the team could count on for an occasional big play.
Unfortunately for both Taylor and the Titans, that never came to fruition, as the former Western Kentucky Hilltopper seemed to be in over his head more often than not. He often seemed to help the defense make a big play just as much as he would occasionally help the offense.
When he wasn’t dropping balls he often seemed to be in the wrong place, leading to incomplete passes, and even turnovers occasionally.
The inconsistency became overwhelming to the point that Robinson decided to take the “L” on this one by trading Taylor to the Browns prior to the start of the 2019 regular season.
The Titans received a seventh-round pick for a third-round investment, not exactly the type of payout you want for someone you expected to be in your plans for years to come.
Taylor might not have panned out the way the Titans had hoped, but considering everything I covered earlier in the article, I think you can live with the occasional Kevin Dodd or Taywan Taylor selection.