Of course, striking gold on Day 3 can mean finding a quality backup, a good starter, or a Pro Bowler, but the truth is that finding anyone after pick 100 that sticks around for a few years should be considered a win.
Guys like David Long, Corey Levin, Dane Cruikshank, Jayon Brown, Amani Hooker, and Chris Jackson, are all hits.
That being said, this draft feels exceptionally deep at positions that the Titans need. Sure, getting the best player available may take priority at times, but there is a good chance that BPA and need cross over a few times on Saturday.
These 10 players all stand out as great options to hit on Day 3 and for the most part, they are listed in order of their ranking on the composite board not necessarily how I would rank them. That is why it is important to read the descriptions under each target.
Tennessee Titans’ top remaining draft prospects
1. Jamaree Salyer iOL, Georgia (Composite board rank: 62)
-Salyer and Kinnard are very similar prospects. They are wide-bodied linemen that will need to move from tackle to guard in the NFL, but if they can keep their weight issues under control they have the tools and attitudes to be starters inside sooner rather than later.
2. Darian Kinnard iOL, Kentucky (Composite board rank: 69)
3. Isaiah Spiller RB, Texas A&M (Composite board rank: 78)
-The Tennessee Titans may want to add a backup behind Derrick Henry and Spiller has the skills to develop into an RB1 in the future while also adding value as a passing-down back instantly.
4. Khalil Shakir WR, Boise State (Composite board rank: 96)
-A good route runner who can come in and win the starting slot receiver job and possibly the return job as well.
5. Isaiah Likely TE, Coastal Carolina (Composite board rank: 98)
-If Austin Hooper fills the “Jonnu Smith” role, then Likely could fill the Anthony Firkser role.
6. Cade Otton TE, Washington (Composite board rank: 99)
-In my opinion, Otton is a better tight end than likely and he is definitely more well-rounded. He reminds me of O.J. Howard when he was coming out of college. Howard won as a blocker and had the promise of upside as a receiver if he was thrown the ball more.
7. Calvin Austin WR, Memphis (Composite board rank: 100)
-Austin and Otton would be “my guys” in the fourth round. Austin is a hair under 5’8, but at this point in the draft, you can take a chance on those types of guys without really risking anything. On tape he is tough as nails and he has easy speed (4.32 40) and he is someone that defenses will struggle to keep up with and struggle to tackle.
8. Tariq Woolen CB, UTSA (Composite board rank: 81)
-The only reason Woolen is on this list is that he has truly elite speed (4.26) and he is 6’4, and you have to think that the Titans would love to get this guy on special teams as either a gunner, returner, or both.
9. Charlie Kolar TE, Iowa State
-Kolar somehow missed the composite board top-150, but Dane Brugler has him as a 3rd/4th round fringe player. He has incredible college production and testing numbers, and he is a great chain moving tight end if the Titans want to have a physical mismatch opposite Austin Hooper.
10. Chigoziem Okonkwo TE, Maryland
-This is just one of the guys I really enjoyed watching throughout the process. He reminds me so much of Jonnu Smith when he entered the league and if he puts in the same work that Jonnu did then he could be a really fun player to have in Nashville.