2020 NFL Draft: 4 prospects that would help the Titans from day one
By Brady Akins
Henry Ruggs, Wide Receiver, Alabama
A first round wide receiver might be a contentious projection for Titans fans. Ruggs is supremely talented, but should he join Tennessee, he would be walking into a crowded room of pass-catchers with young veterans like Corey Davis and Adam Humphries, with AJ Brown showing up last year and stating his case for WR1 of the future.
But with Ruggs’ unique skill set and high upside, the Alabama receiver would easily be able to make a name for himself in Tennesee and carve out a significant role all to his own. Because while the Titans have one of the stronger groups of pass-catchers in the NFL, they’re still in need of a serious speed guy who can take the top off the defense.
That’s where Ruggs excels, in his ability to fly up and down the field. With how defenses are keen to stack the box against Derrick Henry, Ruggs might be the perfect mismatch with his ability to zip past just about any cornerback that dares to single cover him.
Tennessee didn’t throw a ton last season, but their play-action game was dangerous and led to some of the team’s biggest plays. Having someone with truly elite speed and high-caliber route running ability added to the Titans roster could turn the Tennessee offense into a cheat code.
Would they be willing to make the move up to get him if by some miracle he falls past the Denver Broncos who seem to be infatuated with him at 15?