Bryce Young slides to Titans in re-do of 2023 NFL Draft

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The Tennessee Titans had zero chance of drafting Bryce Young in the 2023 NFL Draft because he was the consensus number one pick in the draft. The Carolina Panthers traded up to nab the Alabama signal-caller and off to Carolina he went.

Well, after a rough rookie season, Young would no longer be first off the board if teams could have a re-do at the 2023 draft. In fact, C.J. Stroud went first overall in ESPN's recent re-draft, which would be nice because then he'd be out of the AFC South.

Second overall, the Texans take Anthony Richardson instead, keeping him in the division. After Richardson lands in Houston, a quarterback isn't taken until the Titans are on the fictional clock with the 11th pick. They end up selecting Young in the re-draft, as the Alabama quarterback drops from the first pick to the 11th pick.

"Here's where the Titans can get their quarterback of the future in Young, who can make plays from the pocket, in rhythm and when he's required to go off schedule. Having Young on a rookie deal plus the fifth-year option would give Titans general manager Ran Carthon time to build the roster around the young quarterback. Young had an up-and-down season in Carolina -- he threw 11 touchdown passes with 10 picks and finished 29th in QBR -- but he has a higher ceiling than Will Levis, whom the Titans took in Round 2. -- Turron Davenport"


Titans get QB of the future in ESPN re-draft

Young finished his rookie campaign with 2,877 passing yards, 11 touchdowns, and 10 picks while rushing for 253 yards. A big problem for Young in Carolina was that he went from having one of the best offensive lines in the country at Alabama to having one of the worst. PFF ranked the Titans' o-line as the worst in the NFL last season so Young might be in just as bad of a spot in Nashville as he was in Carolina.

Taking Young here also means that Tennessee wouldn't have Peter Skoronski, who fell to the 29th pick in this re-draft. Skoronski played 14 games for the Titans so that would be a big loss that hypothetically the Titans wouldn't know about in this scenario.

Something else to consider here though is that Young likely doesn't get thrown to the wolves right away as he did in Carolina. Ryan Tannehill probably starts at quarterback and assuming he still gets injured in this fictional scenario, Young then has had some time under his belt to learn from Tannehill. It might be a better situation for the young quarterback than what he's dealt with during his Panthers stint.

For what it's worth, Will Levis didn't get drafted in either of the rounds in this re-draft.

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