Tennessee Titans draft study: PFF ranks position groups that deserve 1st round picks

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Tight End

The Tennessee Titans don’t need a tight end, but that won’t stop someone from pretending to know something about the Titans and using them as a landing spot for a tight end that they have ranked highly.

So, if you want to keep someone from mocking a tight end to the Titans in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, then this is a solid article to show them.

Findings in my own words: No reason to take one early

I’m not saying to take tight ends off of your draft board completely on Day 1 or 2, but the findings from this data basically show that the drop off is so minimal between the first few rounds of the draft that it makes no sense to draft one in the top-100 picks.

Sure, if there is a perfect fit in the second or third round then you can absolutely take a swing but the first round just offers very little value at all unless you are backed into a corner and you need to draft a player who you can describe as “solid” if you wait a year.

Like I said before, I don’t expect the Titans to look at tight end in this draft regardless of who is on the board. I just don’t think the draft has enough talent at that position for it to make sense and the data suggests that you shouldn’t force it which means by the time you are ready to draft a tight end, all the ones you liked won’t be there anyway.