Weight: 195 pounds
Round Projection: 2nd
Clemson CB A.J. Terrell struggled mightily in the 2019 National Championship game. LSU WR Ja’Marr Chase roasted Terrell all night long; the former Tiger gave up five receptions for 143 yards and two touchdowns.
That tape doesn’t tell the whole story, however, and Chase will most likely be 2021’s WR1.
Terrell is a lengthy corner and is versatile enough to play in any scheme. He sticks wideouts at the line of scrimmage and floats in and out of cuts fluidly.
Terrell’s ball-production won’t blow you away — six interceptions through three seasons — but he crowds receivers upon delivery of the football. He has strong pattern-matching ability and possesses the long speed (4.42 forty-yard dash) necessary to get back over the top of receivers that beat him deep.
It is my opinion that he will fall due to his uninspired tackling; Terrell needs to improve significantly as a run defender.
If Terrell is available at number 61 overall, and the Titans spend first-round value at another position, he makes a ton of sense. Terrell or any of the following could be the long-term option to play opposite CB Adoree’ Jackson.