Why Day 3 of the NFL Draft is unique for the Tennessee Titans

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Through three picks in the 2023 NFL Draft, the Tennessee Titans have left their fans dejected and confused. Whether they do anything well or not on Day 3, at least someone else will be making the picks.

In case you weren't familiar, the Tennessee Titans are going to treat the draft like the San Francisco 49ers do on Day 3. What that means is that instead of Ran Carthon and Mike Vrabel making the picks, the Titans will allow their position coaches (guided by scouts) to select players with their remaining picks.

We don't know which coaches will be making the selections, but we will obviously be able to tell once the pick is made.

Here is a quick index of the position coaches that would be on the clock depending on which position is drafted.

QB: Charles London
RB: Justin Outten
WR: Rob Moore
TE: Tony Dews
OL: Jason Houghtaling
DL: Terrell Williams
EDGE: Ryan Crow
LB: Bobby King
CB: Chris Harris
S: Scott Booker
ST: Craig Aukerman

Who should Tennessee Titans fans keep an eye on?

It is dangerous to assume anything with this group, but throughout the process, the Tennessee Titans have been mentioned with dozens of prospects. Let's assume that they aren't going to double-dip at quarterback or running back on Day 3. If that is the case, then here are the names that they have been connected to sorted by position and projected round.

WR Tyler Scott, Cincinnati
WR Jacob Copeland, Maryland
WR Ed Lee, Rhode Island
WR Braxton Westfield, Carson Newman

TE Payne Durham, Purdue
TE Braden Willis, Oklahoma
TE Mitch Rossi, Ohio State
TE Gavin Schoenwald, Vanderbilt
TE Dakota Allen, EKU

OL Carter Warren, Pitt
OL Anthony Bradford, LSU
OL Braeden Daniels, Utah
OL Jaelyn Duncan, Maryland
OL Henry Byrd
OL Tyler Beach, Wisconsin
OL Mark Evans, Arkansas Pine-Bluff

EDGE T.K. McClendon, Eastern Kentucky

LB Ivan Pace, Cincinnati
LB Ventrell Miller, Florida
LB Mohamoud Diabate, Utah
LB John Ford, UT-Martin

DL Junior Fehoko, San Jose State
DL Keondre Coburn, Texas
DL Devonnsha Maxwell, UTC
DL Darel Middleton, Bethel

CB Jeremy Lucien, Vanderbilt

S Kendell Brooks, Michigan State

The value on that list seems to lean heavily towards the offensive line and maybe linebacker, but given that the Tennessee Titans have completely ignored the wide receiver position for the last three months it might be smart for them to find a wide receiver that they like at some point in the offseason.