Mel Kiper’s selections
Round 1, pick 22: Elijah Moore WR, Ole Miss
"Though the Titans are another team that could address their pass rush, I really like Moore’s fit as Ryan Tannehill’s primary slot target. Moore had 1,193 receiving yards in eight games last season, working predominantly out of the slot. He can be a high-volume, easy-throw target alongside A.J. Brown, who has blossomed into a legit No. 1 wideout. Cornerback is another position to watch for Tennessee."
Again, people really need to remember that slot receiver is not a big part of the Titans offense. On most plays in 2020, if the Titans had someone in the slot it was Anthony Firkser.
Having said that, I think Moore is a slam dunk for the Titans. He is incredibly productive, a very good athlete, he already has a good relationship with one of the team’s best players in A.J. Brown, and I think he is actually going to be a receiver that can line up inside or outside at the next level.
Round 2, pick 53: Asante Samuel CB, Florida State
"The Titans parted ways with Adoree’ Jackson, Desmond King II and Malcolm Butler this offseason and only added Janoris Jenkins; they must add a cornerback or two early in this draft. Samuel is only 5-foot-10 and might primarily be a nickelback early in his career, but he had three interceptions in eight games last season. His father, Asante Samuel, was drafted by the Patriots in the fourth round in 2003. He was named first-team All-Pro twice and went to four Pro Bowls."
I have no notes for this pick. I think it is great value, it is a position of need, Samuel was productive in college so he fits what they like, and the only thing the analysis is missing is that Titans HC Vrabel is going to love the fact that he knows (and played with) the player’s dad.