Daniel Jeremiah’s latest mock draft goes back in time — a time where Mike Williams was the consensus pick for the Titans at 5th overall. Most analysts have backed off of this prediction, especially after the rise of guys like OJ Howard, Corey Davis and John Ross. But Jeremiah returned to the idea of Williams at 5.
Look — Williams is a nice player. He’s tough, big and can win you a jump-ball or two. But he’s simply not dynamic enough to consider at 5th overall, especially with some top flight defenders left on the board.
Jeremiah mentions the Titans as a team that will likely look to trade down, which seems obvious at this point.
The Titans come back at 18 and get Tre’Davious White, filling their other most pressing need. I like White more than most, but I’d admit that you can throw a blanket over corners 2-10 in this class. There just isn’t that big of a gap in talent. Really the only first round cornerback that I would consider would be Marshon Lattimore.
As Jimmy and I discussed on the podcast this week — If you don’t take Lattimore you might as well wait until day two to take one. What’s the difference in Tre White and Cam Sutton or Chidobe Awuzie? I don’t think it’s all that great. I’d much rather see them take an impact safety (like Malik Hooker) at five and then wait on one of the big three receivers. Take your corners later in this deep class.
I’m sure Jon Robinson will flip our world upside down with a trade, rendering the last three months of draft talk pointless — but that’s what makes all this so much fun.