John Robinson was a busy man today. He was wheelin’ and dealin’ all the way through the 7th round. The Titans did a nice job of surrounding Marcus Mariota with weapons in this draft and adding some quality depth at a few positions. I can’t wait to see this draft class on the field
Dan Kadar of Mocking the Draft gave the Titans a B- for their draft. Here is what he had to say:
Everyone — the media, fans, and other teams — knew the Titans were going to come out of the first round of the draft with a cornerback and wide receiver if they kept the picks. They did, but the order in which they took them was surprising. Taking wide receiver Corey Davis at No. 5 overall seemed early, but it may have been smart considering two other wideouts went in the top 10 and he may not have been around at No. 18. With that pick, the Titans drafted cornerback Adoree’ Jackson. I might have preferred a cornerback like Tre’Davious White over him, but teams like Jackson more than draft analysts.
The Titans got more receiving threats in the third round with Taywan Taylor and Jonnu Smith. Taylor can be an excellent player out of the slot. Smith is a movable tight end who will be lined up all around the field. If the goal was to get weapons for Marcus Mariota, then mission accomplished. Tennessee also needed depth on the offensive line and found it with Corey Levin and Brad Seaton late in the draft.
I still don’t understand how these everyone can’t see that there is no way Corey Davis was going to be there at 18. The other 2 first round receivers actually went in the top 9. You had the Eagles and Ravens picking before 18 that would have loved to get a receiver. Davis might have still been the first receiver off the board even if the Titans didn’t take him.