Grading the Tennessee Titans exceptional 2021 NFL draft class

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Let’s talk about the newest members of the Tennessee Titans.

Sometimes it is hard to see the forest for the trees, and sure, we all know that Tennessee Titans fans had plans for the 2021 NFL Draft that didn’t match up with what the team did.

When that happens, fans get down on the draft class and can miss the areas where the team adds real talent to the roster. These people who come away from the draft with an ax to grind are often the same people who howl about why it is important to prioritize ‘value over need’ or ‘BPA’ (best player available) in the draft every day that isn’t draft day.

Titan Sized graded individual picks live as the draft was going on, but there is a difference in grading when the bullets are flying versus grading when you have a chance to step back and look at the entire offseason.

This article is to grade the class as a whole and explain why this is a great class for the Tennessee Titans.

Here’s a minor spoiler alert. This draft class won’t be given a grade of A-plus because the 2019 NFL Draft was the gold standard of draft classes for the Tennessee Titans franchise. While there are some similarities between the 2021 and 2019 draft classes, the needs and value fell perfectly for the Titans that year.

That doesn’t mean that this isn’t a great class, it just isn’t a perfect class.