Tennessee Titans needs: How to fill the gap at wide receiver
Right off the bat I decided to go against one of the reasons I don’t like Khalif Raymond for the position, size. Taylor Gabriel is even a bit smaller than Raymond at 5’7 169 lbs. The difference that makes Gabriel a good fit for what the Titans should be looking for is that he has proven, despite his size, to be able to produce in such a role.
I don’t doubt that Khalif Raymond could become a player of this caliber, but the Titans need a player that has already proven their ability to fill this role like Taylor Gabriel.
Taylor Gabriel uses his quickness and route running to make up for his lack of size. Above you can see a perfectly executed curl route from Gabriel for about a 10 yard gain. He has 6 years in the league and during that time he has proven to be a reliable target who also has big-play potential.
This is one of the main reasons Taylor Gabriel is so high on my list of WRs for Tennessee to sign. He is capable of making the simple plays consistently, but you also must be aware of him at all times because at any moment he could change the game with one play.
Gabriel would be a perfect addition to the Titans group of wide receivers. The versatility that he would provide to the offense alone is enough to convince me that the Titans should sign him.
He would be the oldest receiver in the Titans locker room. I think a veteran receiver that has proven to be consistent in the NFL would quickly earn the respect of the rest of the receivers on the team. Not to mention, with Khalif Raymond having a similar body type, Gabriel might be able to help the young wideout evolve his game.