Pre-combine look at 3 WRs Titans should target in 2020 NFL Draft

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Ohio State WR K.J. Hill

COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 16: K.J. Hill #14 of the Ohio State Buckeyes stiff arms Cameron Jones #20 of the Army Golden Knights after picking up yardage on a pass reception in the first quarter at Ohio Stadium on September 16, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Day 3: K.J. Hill, Ohio State

Projection: Fourth Round

Scenario: 

  • The Titans plan to move on from WR Adam Humphries following the 2020 season.

Ohio State WR K.J. Hill saw his draft stock increase dramatically following a strong showing at the 2020 Senior Bowl. To me, he and a few others (DL Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina, WR Van Jefferson, Florida) stole the show.

Hill put on a clinic; his craftiness as a route-runner displayed qualities and nuance that not many college prospects possess. Explosive out of his cuts, Hill is never stiff but rather smooth, and he has tremendously soft hands.

Like below, Hill creates separation almost immediately on this shallow cross. A subpar throw, but luckily for Utah State QB Jordan Love, Hill bails him out with a beautiful one-handed snag behind his body.

Hill has good enough speed to win over the top, but he’s not in the elite category. Instead, he wins with crisp routes to create natural separation at all three levels of the field. Because of this lack of speed, Hill projects to spend most of his time working out of the slot at the pro-level.

The former Ohio State Buckeye would be a perfect WR4 for this Titans team to groom behind Humphries.

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