The Tennessee Titans are in desperate need of wide receiver help. While players like Kendall Wright and Harry Douglas have had good years in the past, they didn't stand out last year. On the other hand, they have developmental players like Dorial Green-Beckham and Tre McBride, but they can't count on them yet.
What the Titans need more than anything in free agency is a steady wide receiver that can show players how to do the little things right and how to do them consistently. However, news today makes it hard to imagine a player like that coming to the Titans.
With a really bad group of free agent wide receivers this year, there was one name that stood out among the rest as a proven wide receiver who filled all of those qualities I mentioned earlier: Anquan Boldin.
However a tweet from Rand Getlin makes me think the Tennessee Titans are going to be on his list:
"As free agency approaches I'm told
#49ers WR Anquan Boldin wants to play for a team that can compete at the highest level. Important to him."
If that is true, then it marks off the one player on that list who wasn't likely to be overpaid like the top guys, and who was proven. In the end, I think this just speaks to the fact that the Titans need to avoid going after substandard wide receivers during free agency, and try to fill other holes so that they can take advantage of a fairly deep wide receiver draft class.
Guys like Josh Doctson, Corey Coleman, Michael Thomas, Will Fuller, and Tyler Boyd are all players that could fall into the second round depending on what teams value. They all merit a look from the Titans either at the top or if they end up with a different pick in the second round. Either way, they can't spend too much on a wide receiver in free agency when they have such a unique opportunity to help this team in other ways.