With the 205th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Tennessee Titans select…Michael Strachan WR, Charleston
The Trend: Again, receivers probably won’t be included in any Titan Sized mock draft unless they pass the Matias Wodner Rule. It’s hard to find because Charleston isn’t a Division-1 school, but Strachan did pass the filter becoming the first player in school history to have 1,000-plus receiving yards, and he did it twice.
Analysis: Our staff consists of huge Charleston fans, so they’ve watched every snap of Strachan’s career. No, obviously that’s a joke, but even if you haven’t seen anything other than limited film and his athletic testing, it is easy to see how this pick could be a steal.
At six-foot-five, he is one of the tallest receivers in this draft class and despite weighing nearly 230 pounds, the former track star posted a 4.5-second 40-yard dash. If you are going to take a small school player, you want them to have either elite athleticism or eye-popping production and Strachan has both.
So far the Titans have added Dyami Brown which means that their WR depth chart looks like this:
1. A.J. Brown
2. Dyami Brown
3. Josh Reynolds
4. Anthony Firkser/Nick Westbrook-Ikhine
Even if you are confident in that lineup, this gives the Tennessee Titans another body at the bottom of this depth chart and a prospect who has the tools and resume to be an outlier.
One final thing to remember is that A.J. Brown and Dyami Brown are both six-foot, and while Josh Reynolds is 6’3, he is on a one-year contract. If the Titans want a bigger body on the outside or at the point in bunch formations, then this is a nice option to diversify their body types without Corey Davis.