Ranking Titans biggest NFL draft gems of the last decade

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3. A.J. Brown

A second-round pick out of Mississippi in 2019, A.J. Brown made an impact for the Titans as soon as he stepped onto the scene. Brown had over 1,000 receiving yards in his first two seasons and had just shy of 900 yards in his third year.

The Titans opted to trade Brown to the Eagles in the 2022 offseason and Brown put together a career year in his inaugural season in Philadelphia, coming up just shy of 1,500 receiving yards and finding the end zone 11 times. Brown was a huge piece in getting the Eagles to the Super Bowl that season and while the Eagles disappointed in 2023, Brown sure didn't, finishing with 1,456 yards and seven touchdowns.

A second-round pick might not be considered a draft gem to many but Brown definitely exceeded expectations in spite of that.

2. Jeffery Simmons

With the 19th pick in the 2019 draft, the Titans selected Jeffery Simmons out of Mississippi State. Simmons has spent the entirety of his career in Tennessee and has been voted to two Pro Bowls during his time in Nashville.

It took Simmons a few years to fully unlock his potential but by year three, it was clear that the Titans had hit the jackpot by spending a first-round pick on him. In 2021, he earned Pro Bowl nods for the first time in his year after notching 8.5 sacks and finishing second in All-Pro voting. In 2022, Simmons had 7.5 sacks and also came up just shy of being named All-Pro but made his second straight Pro Bowl.

A first-round pick is tough to be considered a draft gem but Simmons has done what Titans fans expected of him so he belongs on this list.