Arizona- Khalil Tate, QB
A former Heisman dark horse, Tate has had a rough last couple years under Kevin Sumlin, as he’s more apt at this point of his career with his legs than his arm, but development could definitely happen, as with any Day 3/UDFA QB.
Arizona State- Brandon Aiyuk, WR
This is an incredibly deep draft for receivers, and the fact that Aiyuk might go in day two or three would be a travesty in most years. Just look at his tape.
Cal- Ashtyn Davis, S
Perhaps one of the top three safeties in the entire draft, Davis’ tape just blows me away. I might rank him on equal footing with LSU’s Grant Delpit honestly.
Colorado- Steven Montez, QB
Mistake ridden in 2019, Montez’s stock has certainly fallen from the peaks it was at in 2018. You can see these mistakes on tape, but given a year or two behind an established vet, Montez may turn out pretty good in the end.
Oregon- Justin Herbert, QB
No, I am not predicting this. Do not crucify me, Titans Twitter. I am not an ESPN Mock Draft artist who picks us to draft a QB in the first round. I don’t think this will happen but honestly if he falls, would it be that surprising?
Oregon State- Isaiah Hodgins, WR
Look, I get he’s pretty slow, and played on a really bad team, but Hodgins is 6’4″ (!). Who wouldn’t want a 6’4″ receiver in the red zone?
Stanford- Casey Toohill, EDGE
The edge rusher with a better education than just about anyone reading this, Toohill requires much development, but I think he’s well equipped to improve at the next level. His tape shows that.
UCLA- Darnay Holmes, CB
USC- Michael Pittman Jr., WR
Another receiver I initially picked because he’s just absolutely huge, Pittman’s tape shows he’s more than that, and has the talent to succeed.
Utah- Bradlee Anae, EDGE
Washington- Nick Harris, IOL
He’s a guard that maybe could play center if asked to, but I think the tape shows he can most likely play either guard slot. What, were you expecting me to pick Jacob Eason?
Washington State- Anthony Gordon, QB
Boy, there’s a lot of quarterbacks on this list huh? Good thing we will not need to draft one early, the football gods have been very kind in sending Buccaneer Legend™ Tom Brady to Tampa! Here’s some tape for you.
Alabama- Terrell Lewis, EDGE
Lewis was an anchor on the edge for a Crimson Tide defense that only missed a single College Football Playoff in his time in Tuscaloosa, and it took both an otherworldly LSU offense and a freak injury to Tua Tagovailoa to keep them out. Here’s his tape, and a scouting report.
Arkansas- McTelvin Agim, IDL
Auburn- Noah Igbinoghene, CB
So there’s this huge gulf between Jeff Okudah, and every other corner in the draft and Igbinoghene is considered one of the better corners in the draft. After watching his small amount of tape, I honestly just appreciate the ability of Okudah more to be that far ahead of such good competition.
Florida- Jonathan Greenard, EDGE
Georgia- Solomon Kindley, IOL
Kindley’s ability will probably get lost in the hype for his soon-to-be top-five pick teammate Andrew Thomas, but one look at his tape shows that he was just as much responsible for Georgia’s successes as Thomas.
Kentucky- Lynn Bowden Jr., WR
LSU- Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB
Another player the team met with, the ability of Edwards-Helaire both as a runner and a pass-catcher were put on full display for the whole world in 2019 as he was integral to the success of LSU’s offense, and no amount of tape can account for that.
Mississippi State- Cam Dantzler, CB
I believe the first reported virtual visit for the Titans, Dantzler is a prospect that I begrudgingly love, and only begrudgingly because of his alma mater. I remember his recruitment process, and he’s been stellar for State. You can clearly recognize why his services are so coveted on tape.
Missouri- Jordan Elliott, IDL
More help on the interior to try and make up for the production of one Jurrell Casey, Elliott definitely has Casey-esque potential. I’m not sure how he fits into a 3-4, as he didn’t play in one at Mizzou, evident on tape.
Ole Miss- Scottie Phillips, RB
A prospect I’ve actually watched for years plural! What a rarity. Scottie Phillips has been one of the few bright spots in Oxford the past couple years, and I can safely say he has never pretended to pee like a dog during a game. Here‘s his tape.
South Carolina- D.J. Wonnum, EDGE
His tape shows that at this stage he’s probably better suited to run support, but with development I think Wonnum could be a solid rotational piece in either a 3-4 or 4-3.
Tennessee- Darrell Taylor, EDGE
A mid-round type edge rusher, Taylor finished with 8 sacks in each of the last two seasons, and production is a good indicator for future success at his position. His hands are nice, and he’s a freak athlete, but he doesn’t offer much in the way of counter moves, and you can see that on tape when he gets stopped.
Texas A&M- Quartney Davis, WR
Davis has immaculate route-running skills that would bode well in the slot, but his tape shows his weaknesses, like his tendency to catch with his body at times, but that can be fleshed out at the next level.
Vanderbilt- Ke’Shawn Vaughn, RB
A rare bright spot on a bad Vanderbilt squad, Vaughn is a special prospect with a pretty great viewing of the tape, the Titans met with him, and he’s expressed interest in staying in Nashville, and I’m all for it.