Titans 2021 NFL Draft info: Pro Day schedule and why it is important
By Will Lomas
Dates to know for Titans draft prospects
Tennessee Titans GM Jon Robinson and HC Mike Vrabel have been very hands-on in their scouting approach over the last few years. However, COVID restrictions threw a wrench in those tendencies last year.
Not being able to watch prospects in person and talk to those coaches led to the worst draft class in Jon Robinson’s history as a GM. With the NFL Combine canceled, that just means that there are even fewer chances to get to know what a draft prospect could be both on and off the field.
The one positive is that there are still going to be some Pro Days around the country even if there are some restrictions in place with how much a coach/scout/GM can do.
That is why it is going to be very important to see which Pro Days Robinson attends this year because he is going to have to pick and choose.
If I were a betting man, I would put money on Jon Robinson and/or Mike Vrabel being at all or nearly all of the Pro Days of their Day 1 and Day 2 selections this year.
Today, the Titans official site released a schedule of the upcoming Pro Days. I have highlighted which ones are most important and commented why underneath:
Friday, March 5 — Kansas.
Tuesday, March 9 — Kansas State, Northwestern, Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Wednesday, March 10 — Arkansas, Marshall, Maryland, Wisconsin.
Thursday, March 11 — Clemson, Nevada, Texas.
Friday, March 12 — Arkansas State, North Dakota State, Oklahoma.
Monday, March 15 — Army, Kent State, Middle Tennessee State, Vanderbilt.
Tuesday, March 16 — Georgia Tech, Temple.
Wednesday, March 17 — Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Pittsburgh, San Jose State.
-For some reason, Georgia and Pittsburgh decided to schedule their Pro Days on the same day…great. Well, what this should tell Titans fans is whether Jon Robinson is more interested in Azeez Ojulari and those cornerbacks or if he is interested in Patrick Jones, Rashad Weaver and potentially Jaylen Twyman.
Thursday, March 18 — Auburn, Buffalo, Central Arkansas, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Monroe, Stanford, Troy, West Virginia.
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Friday, March 19 — Memphis, Ohio, TCU.
Monday, March 22 — Air Force, Bowling Green, Colorado State, Florida State, Iowa, Missouri, Toledo.
Tuesday, March 23 — Alabama, Central Michigan, Iowa State, Nebraska, Purdue.
-Alabama is absolutely loaded with talent and guys like Christian Barmore, Landon Dickerson, Alex Leatherwood (who could be a Day 2 option for Robinson), and Dylan Moses could all be guys they look at in different rounds.
Wednesday, March 24 — Michigan State, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Southern California, Virginia.
Thursday, March 25 — Georgia Southern, Massachusetts, Mississippi, North Texas, Penn State, San Diego State, Southern Methodist, Tennessee, Western Michigan.
-It will be interesting how closely the Titans monitor Elijah Moore from Ole Miss along with guys who didn’t produce but who should test well like Josh Palmer (WR, Tennessee) and Jason Oweh (Penn State).
Friday, March 26 — Boston College, Brigham Young, Michigan, South Dakota State, Virginia Tech.
-I think this will be interesting because I think that Mike Vrabel is a great candidate to go to Boston College and learn everything he can about someone like TE Hunter Long, meanwhile Jon Robinson can go check out someone like Kwity Paye or some of the Virginia Tech players.
Monday, March 29 — Arizona State, Duke, Louisiana-Lafayette, Miami (Fla.), Miami (Ohio), North Carolina.
-Offense vs defense here. Again, could Vrabel go to Miami to scout the great defensive talent they have while Jon Robinson travels to North Carolina to see their skill position stars on offense?
Tuesday, March 30 — Alabama, East Carolina, Florida Atlantic, Louisville, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Texas A&M, Tulane, Washington.
-Alabama again? And Vrabel seems like a lock to go check out Ohio State during this time as well.
Wednesday, March 31 — Boise State, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana State, Notre Dame, Wake Forest.
Thursday, April 1 — Central Florida, Minnesota, UNC Charlotte, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, South Florida, Western Kentucky.
Friday, April 2 — Oregon, Tulsa.
Wednesday, April 7 — Texas Tech.
Friday, April 9 — Alabama-Birmingham, Ball State, Houston.