ESPN says 4 Tennessee Titans are among the NFL’s foundational pieces
By Will Lomas
Meet the new Titans
Well, the responsibility of redrafting the Tennessee Titans was handled by ESPN’s Turron Davenport who was put in the unenviable position of drafting 29th overall in this re-draft. Know that, here is the team he came up with:
Round 1 (29): Tyreek Hill, WR
Round 2 (36): Cam Newton, QB
Round 3 (93): Fletcher Cox, DT
Round 4 (100): Jaire Alexander, CB
Mike Clay who is sort of the judge of this exercise from a quantitative standpoint gave this class a below-average grade:
"Tier 3. Davenport landed a game-changer in Hill at No. 29 and quickly found him a QB (albeit a risky one) in Newton a few picks later. Cox and Alexander are both defensive disruptors."
It is tough because honestly, Cam Newton does nothing for me at all. I think he has been banged up for so long and he hasn’t played his best ball since 2017. I don’t think there is any real difference between how much he helps a team vs how much Philip Rivers (the last QB drafted) helps a team, and the league certainly doesn’t value Newton more than Rivers.
It is always easy in hindsight to say what would have been fun to see but based on players still available when the Titans picked, they could have gone:
Round 1 (29): Myles Garrett, EDGE
Round 2 (36): Julio Jones, WR
Round 3 (93): Marshon Lattimore, CB
Round 4 (100): Philip Rivers, QB
You get three elite talents and two of those players are at premium positions. Then on the other side, you get Julio Jones who can make Rivers look good so he helps make that pick look better as well.