Tennessee Titans full seven-round 2021 NFL mock draft
Imagine A.J. Brown and Terrace Marshall outside if you’re a Tennessee Titans fan.
Whenever the words ‘first-round talent’, ‘wide receiver’, and ‘LSU Tigers’ are used in the same sentence, the natural train of thought is to assume that the person speaking is referring to Ja’Marr Chase, and that’s completely understandable.
What might need to be stated more, especially now, is the fact that two LSU Tiger receivers might be taken in the first round, depending on how the others fall of course. That’s the theory here.
You shouldn’t be surprised when Terrace Marshall Jr. is taken in the first round because he will be, and with the Tennessee Titans picking at 22, this feels like the point in the draft where Marshall’s name comes off of everyone’s draft board. Ladies and gentlemen, familiarize yourselves with this young man if you haven’t done so already.
Ja’Marr Chase racked up 107 receptions for 2,093 yards and 23 trips to the end zone in 2019 but elected to sit out in 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns. We knew that Marshall would have to step in to fill the void, and he did so admirably, hauling in 48 receptions for 731 yards and ten scores in seven games.
This comes after his contribution to the Bayou Bengals hoisting the College Football Playoff National Championship Game Trophy in 2019. That year, while competing for catches with both Chase and Justin Jefferson, Marshall snagged 46 receptions for 671 yards and reached the end zone 13 times.
The assumption is the edge rushers that the Titans were eyeing, Kwity Paye and Jaelan Phillips, are already off of the board at 22. It also feels like Gregory Rousseau will be a reach here.
Marshall isn’t a consolation prize though. He’s the real deal. If you want to open up the Titans passing game, here’s how you do it. Having this guy and A.J. Brown for a decade will make the Titans a force to be reckoned with.