Top 5 Takeaways from Tennessee Titans 2021 draft class

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Jon Robinson really trusts the Tennessee Titans’ WR1.

The Titans’ offensive skill positions were hammered with departures in the offseason lead-up to the NFL Draft. Corey Davis, Adam Humphries, Jonnu Smith, and their combined 129 of the team’s 316 total receptions are all now gone, scattered across the football universe like dust in the wind.

The team’s leading receiver, the superstar coming off his second season, AJ Brown, remains as a building block pass catcher, but even with the free-agent acquisition of former Los Angeles Rams receiver Josh Reynolds, losing your starting tight end, along with two of your three starting receivers, is a massive setback for a Tennessee offense that, for the first time in a long time, finished with elite numbers. They were fourth in both points per game and offensive DVOA (Defense-adjusted Value Over Average).

Naturally, with their first-round pick, Jon Robinson used the opportunity to address another need by drafting Caleb Farley, a cornerback.

Okay, fine. There’s nothing wrong with that. As a matter of fact, cornerback was arguably as big a need as wide receiver, and Farley was viewed as a top-five talent overall. Even better, the Titans scooped him up at the 22nd-overall selection. Value like that is hard to ignore.