A.J. Terrell CB, Clemson
Man, A.J. Terrell’s draft stock tanked after one game.
After the National Championship game where presumed top pick Joe Burrow scored a record-breaking six touchdowns, none of the Clemson DBs looked especially competent. Unfortunately, it was Terrell that caught the most flak when he was put out on the drying rack as the LSU Tigers tore him apart.
Terrell went up against Ja’Marr Chase, who tallied nine catches for 221 yards and two touchdowns. While Chase might be the best receiver in college football, that is tough on the third-year player who was expected to be a top prospect in this draft.
Terrell is a big corner that can play press coverage skills. However, similar to Henderson, he has a bit of a tackling problem.
While his coverage skills are strong, he has struggled to turn those into turnovers, only tallying six interceptions in his three years at Clemson.
While it’s hard to pin one game on Terrell’s stock, it’s equally hard to overlook his complete lack of competitiveness against LSU. Clemson faced an extremely weak ACC this season and Terrell rarely got tested. Against a top-caliber team, he got scorched.
I think Terrell will turn out to be a solid pro, but will not be an immediate replacement for Logan Ryan on the roster. The Titans need to spend their first round pick on someone who is more reliable.