Something that doesn't get talked about enough is the situation surrounding the 33rd pick. I think Titans' fans have penciled in Derrick Henry and essentially forgotten about everyone else. This may be pointless to do before we get through free agency, but I want to lay out some different options for pick 33 that people may not really be thinking about. The draft gets really tough to project around this range as you start to see some big variance among team boards. However, I've layed out 11 names that I think could be in play to kick off Friday night.
TCU WR Josh Doctson
The thought of getting a truly dominant vertical receiver for Marcus Mariota is very exciting. Doctson would essentially come in to be what everyone wanted Justin Hunter to be -- a downfield threat, 50-50 ball winner and redzone ace.
Baylor WR Corey Coleman
If you want play-makers in space, look no further than Coleman. He's electric in a short area and would immediately contribute as a return specialist. Coleman is very raw, but his athletic ability should allow him to figure out NFL life quickly.
Alabama ILB Reggie Ragland
Ragland is an instinctive and anticipatory linebacker that should be a productive pro. Experienced as the leader of Nick Saban's 3-4 attack, Ragland should step in from day one and see a fairly simple transition to the league.
More Realistic Options
Houston CB William Jackson
Jackson had one of the better showings at the combine, vaulting him into some first round talk. He's 6-0 and runs a 4.3 40. There's some stiffness there, but speed often blurs those question marks for NFL decision makers.
Clemson CB Mackensie Alexander
There's a lot to like about Alexander on the field, but draft analysts are concerned about his lack of production. Zero interceptions during his time at Clemson is a bit alarming, but a 29% completion percentage when targeted makes up for the lack of picks for me.
Alabama RB Derrick Henry
Henry has been penciled in at 33 for a couple of months now. Mike Mularkey is going to need a workhorse and Henry would make a lot of sense, but will he even be on the board? If he is, I think it will be hard for Titans' brass to pass him up.
Notre Dame WR Will Fuller
Fuller doesn't exactly fit Jon Robinson's "reliability" comments, but he's a blazer that can take the top off of a defense. He's so good down the field that I could live with a drop here or there.
Ohio State WR Michael Thomas
If the Titans want to go with another big receiver, Thomas could be an answer. He's one that I struggle with personally, but he showed off his excellent agility skills at the combine. He was overshadowed due to the amount of mouths that needed to be fed in Columbus.
Baylor NT Andrew Billings
Something we probably haven't talked about enough is the possibility of adding to the defensive line. It's set at defensive end with Jurrell Casey and DaQuan Jones, but nose tackle remains a question mark. Billings' pure strength and youth (20 years old on 3/6) make him a very tempting option.
Alabama C Ryan Kelly
I don't get the feel that the Titans want to add another rookie on the offensive line after Tunsil, but Kelly offers an interesting value if the board falls a certain way. It would add to a crowded center depth chart, but Kelly could offer a final solution in the middle of the offensive front.
Stanford G Joshua Garnett
Similar to the center situation, I'm not sure if the Titans want another rookie in the fold. I thought Quinton Spain played well enough to earn another look, but Garnett could offer an immediate upgrade.