The Titans rocked the NFL world this morning when they shipped talented but inconsistent wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham to the Eagles for Dennis Kelly. It was a move that proves Jon Robinson is serious about having guys here who are dedicated to being the best football players they can be. DGB hadn't shown that dedication to date.
Pro Football Focus gave the Titans a C for the trade. Here are their comments:
Titans GM Jon Robinson was hired in January of this year, and therefore has no ties to Green-Beckham, who was picked by previous GM Ruston Webster. Whether you agree with the team’s assessment on the former Missouri Tiger or not, it’s clear that the Titans organization was giving up on him sooner rather than later.The Titans were in desperate need of a guy that can play tackle in the event that Taylor Lewan and/or Jack Conklin get injured. Byron Bell was going to be that guy, but he is out for the year. This trade fills that need.
At that point, adding some depth to the O-line isn’t a bad move, as even the starting line in Tennessee is far from impressive, and there is certainly room for somebody to earn a role with solid performances—you just have to question the likelihood that that guy will ever be Dennis Kelly. To be fair to Kelly, the Eagles have usually had him spread across multiple positions as a backup, not giving him the chance to settle into any one spot and develop there. If you limit yourself strictly to preseason action, his grades are far better, and he is just coming off 32 snaps at against the Bucs that were graded well, which may be the most recent tape Tennessee looked at. If the Titans have a set plan for him and give him a run in one spot, he could potentially be a player that could help the roster. If he’s set to be just another sixth-lineman, though, his positive contributions may be limited.