Tennessee Titans Draft: Ranking 3 Day-three wide receiver options

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. . . Osirus Mitchell, Mississippi State. 3. player. 893

Any Tennessee Titans fan knows Robinson loves SEC guys.

The key to understanding where these prospects might fall is knowing where they played, knowing who figures to be taken before them, and knowing, above all else, where scouts think they may come off of draft boards once the selection meeting is officially underway.

Guys like Michigan’s Nico Collins, Iowa’s Ihmir Smith-Marsette, and Auburn’s Seth Williams all look like guys who could be seen as very good third-day prospects, but they all dealt with the same issue at the collegiate level. They’re super talented guys who all struggled at times because they lacked skilled talent at signal-caller to throw them the football.

Truthfully, the same can be said about Mississippi State’s Osirus Mitchell. The Bulldogs flat out refuse to throw the ball from time to time, but everything about this guy screams Tennessee Titans. He’s also, thanks to the eyeball test, slightly ahead of those other guys in terms of development.

Mitchell is grimy and doesn’t mind getting that jersey dirty. He’s huge at six-foot-four and 206 pounds. and in 36 games at the collegiate level, he managed to haul in 107 receptions for 1.413 yards and 17 trips to the end zone at a school where, again, they seem to be allergic to passing. In 2020, he also helped the Bulldogs to a road upset over LSU.

With coaching and competent quarterback play, which the Titans have, this is someone that can explode at the professional level.