Rashod Bateman has a lot of qualities the Titans love in draft prospects.
This morning Rashod Bateman declared for the 2021 NFL Draft, and if that name sounds familiar to you, that is because I have actually talked about him as a fit to the Tennessee Titans before.
Nearly 3 months ago, I took a look at which draft prospects were getting mocked to the Titans in the first round and Matt Miller picked Bateman as a fit with Tennessee.
Part of Miller’s draft analysis at the time had to do with Bateman as the rare prospect who had an outstanding year of production, but who was also in a position to see his stock rise even higher in the coming season.
"Bateman and the Gophers offense will be loaded in his junior season with quarterback Tanner Morgan returning. A stock-climbing season isn’t out of the question, and Bateman could find himself drafted much higher next April."
The question now is, if the Tennessee Titans are a presumptive playoff team, are they confident in their evaluation of a player with just two years of production on tape? Jack Conklin, Corey Davis and Adoree Jackson were all guys who started for at least three seasons before being drafted in the first round by the Titans, is this really a fit?
Let’s take a quick look and see if Bateman and see which boxes he checks and which he doesn’t.