Grading an aggressive Tennessee Titans fourth round

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The Tennessee Titans select Rashad Weaver at 135.

The Tennessee Titans entered the 2021 NFL Draft with four picks inside the top 100, and they walked away from the fourth round of the draft with four picks that draft analysts agree were top-100 talents in this class. More importantly, they were all players at premium positions.

Rashad Weaver was one of the most baffling fallers in this draft class and you could tell that ESPN was expecting him to go higher because they had a promo package about his training ready to go as soon as he was drafted.

One of the best endorsements he has is from Justis Mosqueda who has been breaking down pass rushers for a decade at this point. In an article analyzing Weaver, he explained why Weaver should be considered the third-best EDGE in this class.

"Weaver is a quality pass-rusher who at worst will immediately contribute in a three-man rotation on the edge. How teams will view his upside will depend on how much they believe he can add onto his hand-technique-based skill set by developing more explosion with his first step. That will be the difference between Weaver maxing out as a Derek Barnett type of player, a fine pass-rusher, and a Chandler Jones, a perennial Pro Bowler with advanced hand fighting as his primary method to victory."

Jon Robinson has spent a lot of resources making sure that this defense never is mentioned in the same breath as the 2020 defense. This is the best combination of need, value, upside, and scheme fit that anyone could ask for at this point in the draft. Grade A+