Reuter’s ideal Titans draft
Reuter’s decision was for the Titans to spend a first round pick on Minnesota wide receiver Rashod Bateman and their second pick on N.C. State defensive tackle Alim McNeill.
When looking at the duo he said:
"Bateman starred on the outside for the Gophers, but I see him replacing Adam Humphries in the slot for the Titans in 2021. Ryan Tannehill relied on Corey Davis (signed with the Jets this offseason) for some big plays in 2020, so he’ll appreciate Bateman’s versatility and ability to make plays after the catch. There’s also a hole on the defensive line left by DaQuan Jones, who hasn’t been re-signed. McNeill’s quickness and strength at nose tackle are underappreciated but will be a benefit to whomever drafts him."
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The positives here are that the Titans are probably going to be interested in a receiver like Bateman who can stretch the field but who also looks smooth in the intermediate portion of the field. I think historically Jon Robinson shies away from shifty receivers that thrive on screen passes and towards guys who can dominate on play action plays.
Defensive tackle is a sneaky position of need for the Titans, although I think the Titans are right to be comfortable with Teair Tart as their 3rd DL this season.
The negatives are that I think McNeill is a pretty massive reach at that position even though I don’t mind the fit. Also, if you are spending a first round pick on a wide receiver, the idea should be to replace Corey Davis, not Adam Humphries.