5 Prospects Tennessee Titans GM Jon Robinson won’t select in Round 1

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player. 815. . . . Ronnie Perkins EDGE, Oklahoma.

Ronnie Perkins would probably be a mistake for this Tennesee Titans team.

One of the most aggravating things to Titans fans is when people use mock drafts to talk more about players they like instead of actually paying attention to the Tennessee Titans’ needs.

On paper, Ronnie Perkins kind of passes the test as he finished his career with nearly a TFL and half a sack per contest in 33 in-game appearances. When you watch him play, you see a player that the Titans have typically avoided in the past.

For reference, the two high picks that Jon Robinson has used on edge guys were spent on guys with the body types to be every-down defenders in the NFL. Kevin Dodd had a frame similar to then-starter Derrick Morgan, and Harold Landry’s ability spoke for itself (he’s also played nearly every snap since his second year in the league).

What keeps Perkins from being that type of prospect is the fact that his college production is based almost solely on an Oklahoma defense that was very aggressive and never asked their rushers to do anything on their own.

Most of the stats that Perkins accumulated came from offensive linemen completely missing him on stunts and blitzes or plays where he is slanting when the ball is snapped. He almost never has to read and react and he offers very little versatility at the next level due to a limited athletic profile and a lack of instincts when he isn’t helped by aggressive playcalling.