Top 5 Takeaways from Tennessee Titans 2021 draft class

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A deep class led to a few Tennessee Titans surprises.

Surely after taking a cornerback in Round 1, the Tennessee Titans would take a wide receiver in Round 2 right? Wrong! With so much depth at the receiver position in this draft class, the Titans used their second-round pick on Dillon Radunz, an offensive tackle.

Come again? Say what?

Sure, sure. It’s another need and another talented player that is seen as providing fantastic value in the latter part of the second round, but certainly, in the third round, Tennessee has to take… No, wait! They took Monty Rice, a linebacker.

The beat marched on through to Day 3, and it wasn’t until Round 4 when the Titans finally pounced on a receiver, Louisville’s Dez Fitzpatrick. They’d add Racey McMath from LSU as well in the sixth round. Fitzpatrick is someone Titans fans can expect much from, and McMath will prove to be another late-round gem.

The Titans’ willingness to roll the dice on two third-day options, again, proves one thing, if nothing else. Jon Robinson really likes AJ Brown.

And, why shouldn’t he? Brown, in just 12 games time, was the team’s leading receiver in, well, just about every possible metric, putting together his second 1,000-yard season in as many years in the league. He ended the campaign with 11 touchdowns on only 70 receptions.

Brown is a big play waiting to happen, and a bonafide superstar whether the rest of the league knows it or not. Coming into the 2021 season with as shallow a pass-catching cast as the Titans have had in years, they’re certainly banking on that superstardom to shine.