Todd McShay, in his best pick for each team piece (In$ider), has a very well thought out piece on the Titans. Hopefully this will help all of the rest of the so called experts out there understand why saying Davis was a reach at 5 is just stupid.
You might think this was a reach, but let me explain. Owning the No. 5 and 18 picks, the first round was always about getting the right pairing between cornerback and wide receiver, their two biggest needs. Picking Davis over, say, CB Marshon Lattimore at No. 5 was the safer route, given the depth of this cornerback class and how the wide receiver group fell off a bit after the top three. It ended up being the correct calculation because those top-three WRs all ended up being off the board by the ninth pick. Selecting Davis at No. 5 freed up the Titans take a corner at pick 18. They had a bunch of good ones to choose from -- Adoree' Jackson, Tre'Davious White and Quincy Wilson -- and they opted for Jackson. GM Jon Robinson was able to fill two big needs with good players because he understood how the board would fall and who'd be left when he was picking for the second time in Round 1.
Thank you, Mr. McShay, for being a logical person about that pick. You are about the only one these days. I can’t wait until Davis lights the league on fire in his rookie season!