Live 2024 NFL Draft grade: Tennessee Titans draft CB Jarvis Brownlee Jr.

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Day 3 is scout day for the Tennessee Titans and they started off strong with the selection of UNC linebacker Cedric Gray.

The Titans have been methodically checking off needs throughout the draft. First, it was (left) tackle, the defensive tackle, then linebacker, and while they haven't always gotten the best value it seems like they had a play to ignore value and get guys with a clear path to the field in 2024.

At this point in the draft though, the Titans have filled all of their obvious needs. So what now?

Well, it is one of the deepest wide receiver drafts in recent history, so is it the time to add a talented receiver that might be a top-100 selection in previous seasons?

Safety is a position where there seems to be a lot of talent still on the board, but considering that the Titans have $30 million in cap space and even more money next year, that is a position that could be filled in free agency.

EDGE is also a position that has been kicked around as a position of need, but at this point in the draft, you would be hard-pressed to find someone who could push Harold Landry, Arden Key, and Rashad Weaver for playing time as a rookie.

Instead, the Titans went back to the guys that they visited with and drafted Jarvis Brownlee Jr. CB, Louisville.

Remember, Ran Carthon has said that Day 3 is the time when the veteran scouts and position coaches have a much bigger say in the draft selection. I won't say that Ran Carthon just sits back and lets them pick, but it is probably fair to say that he speculates a lot more on Day 3 and is just there to veto any decisions he strongly disagrees with.

What does his mean for the Tennessee Titans

Cedric Gray was surprised when the Titans drafted him because they didn't spend much time with him throughout the process, but that isn't the case with Jarvis Brownlee Jr.

Brownlee was one of the Titans top-30 visits and he also spent time with the Titans at the Senior Bowl, so they were very familiar with him.

Brownlee was in a cluster of cornerbacks projected to go in the late Day 2/early Day 3 range, so the value is good here. However, for the first time, the Titans took someone without a clear path to a starting job.

Currently, he projects as a slot cornerback who will be active on game days because he is a five-year starter on special teams. Given his aggressiveness but his physical limitations, I wonder if the Titans are considering him as a player who could grow into a hybrid slot/safety like Elijah Molden.

This one won't blow your socks off but he is a good value pick who should be active on game day. Anything else is gravy or the Titans.

Grade: B-