Who did the Packers get?
I understand that the Titans weren’t going to walk away with Jeffrey Okudah and Chase Young with their first two picks, but all I wanted was to be able to look at the three teams that picked below them and not see anyone that the Titans should have taken.
Instead, I looked just one spot lower and saw how great Tennessee could have had it.
Round 1, pick 30: Jaylon Johnson CB, Utah
Round 2, pick 62: K.J. Hamler WR, Penn State
"Packers fans are screaming for a pass catcher in Round 1, and it’s difficult to blame them given the inconsistency around Aaron Rodgers the past couple of seasons. However, it’s likely that the top receivers — CeeDee Lamb, Jerry Jeudy, Henry Ruggs III — will be gone by the time the team picks. We’re not projecting trades here, so I’ll go with the team’s next biggest need — cornerback. Jaire Alexander is holding down one spot just fine, but Kevin King’s future in Green Bay past 2020 is unclear. Even if King plays well this fall, Alexander could easily move to the slot while Johnson and King stay outside. Attrition at the position also necessitates depth. I suspect Green Bay will find a fine receiver, such as the elusive Hamler, is available to them in the second round, just as Randall Cobb was back in the day."
First of all, does anyone notice how much more was written about the Packers than the Titans? I’ll chalk that up to the possibility of different writers giving different levels of insight, but you would forgive Titans fans for feeling like more attention was given to the Packers than their team.
Anyway, this would be a great draft for the Titans because they need a speed element in their offense and they desperately need cornerback help.
Johnson is a very solid cornerback and would fit in well with a defense that is already locked in at four of the five DB spots. His fearlessness as a run defender and all the positive reports about his personality seems like an ideal Jon Robinson draft pick.