4 Underrated Tennessee Titans heading into the 2021 NFL season

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Tennessee Titans linebacker Monty Rice

The Tennessee Titans selected Monty Rice with the 92nd-overall selection during Round 3 of the most recent NFL Draft. Here’s a lot of what was said when that decision was made. Why didn’t they take a wide receiver? When are they planning to take a wide receiver? The third round was too high to take Rice, wasn’t it?

Here’s what you didn’t hear. Man! The Tennessee Titans pulled a fast one on the NFL there!

Fast forward, and Mr. Rice has gone from being one of the more controversial Titans picks (but for the wrong reasons) to being someone that really doesn’t get brought up at all. Tell the truth. When was the last time you and the buddies at work were hanging out at the water cooler or in the break room and you spent those 15 minutes talking about what the former Georgia Bulldog brings to a two-tone blue table? You haven’t done that at all, have you? Well, maybe you should.

Rice appeared in 40 games for the Dawgs, but he never intercepted a pass and has two sacks on his collegiate resume. Truthfully, that’s much of the reason why he isn’t hearing his name shouted at the top of everyone’s lungs. He’ll be fine though. On a defense that has more than its fair share of playmakers, there’s no pressure on the new guy. That could and should be what the doctor ordered for a young guy that has the tools to really catch a lot of people off guard in a reserve role.