The Tennessee Titans are entering the 2023 NFL Draft with plenty of needs and only six selections to address them all. This means, that the margin for error for general manager Ran Carthon is slim.
While it's unrealistic to expect the Titans to come out of the draft with five starters, they need to nail their first three selections. More specifically, they must find a difference-maker with pick No. 11. And to increase their chances of hitting it out of the ballpark, they should stay away from these three prospects.
No. 3 prospect the Tennessee Titans must completely avoid in the draft: Zay Flowers
The Titans' wide receiver corps could use a boost in the draft. After all, former first-round pick Treylon Burks is currently the top receiver on the depth chart, and expecting him to turn into an All-Pro in his second season might be too much to ask.
Having said that, this isn't a good year to draft a receiver. Jaxon Smith-Njigba seems to be the top receiver prospect of his class. However, Zay Flowers has reportedly seen his draft stock rise over the last two months and could be the first receiver to hear his name called on Draft Day.
A three-star recruit out of high school, Flowers left Boston College with 200 receptions for 3,056 yards with 29 touchdowns. Those are solid numbers by themselves but they become more impressive when you take into account that the Eagles didn't have consistent play from the quarterback position during Flowers' collegiate career.
Moreover, Flowers has gotten plenty of praise for being loyal and staying at Boston College even though he had the chance to transfer. Having said that, the Fort Lauderdale, Florida native lacks ideal height at 5'9" and has a limited catch radius.
Nobody will argue against Flowers' dynamic speed and ability to create plays after the catch. On the other hand, his size should be a legitimate cause for concern for teams in need of receiver help in the draft, which is why he should be a hard pass for the Titans at No. 11.