The Titans have made bold moves to go get Rashaan Evans and Harold Landry on the first two days of the 2018 NFL Draft — we will have MUCH more on those two in the coming week — but now the attention turns to Day 3. The Titans have three picks remaining: #162 overall (5th Round), #199 overall (6th Round), and #215 overall (6th Round).
They do have a few needs left to fill with a backup safety and wide receiver at the top of the list. Robinson could also look to grab depth at running back and defensive line as well. Fortunately, there are still a good number of really talented players left on the board as the 4th round starts, including:
I am stunned that these players are still available:— Jonah Tuls (@JonahTulsNFL) April 28, 2018
Equanimeous St. Brown
The value left on Day 3 is incredible.
A few guys the Titans could have real interest in could be Texas A&M safety Armani Watts and Arizona safety Dane Cruikshank — two guys that they did visit with prior to the draft. Two other safeties that the team hasn’t been connected to, but are really good players are Texas safety DeShon Elliott and West Virginia safety Kyzir White. Hopefully one of those four falls to the Titans.
Among the remaining wide receivers, the team visited with Texas Tech’s KeKe Coutee, Miami’s Braxton Berrios, MTSU’s Richie James, and Virginia’s Andre Levrone prior to the draft. In addition to those four, there are many other good receivers left including Penn State’s DaeSean Hamilton, Notre Dame’s Equanimeous St. Brown, Clemson’s Deon Cain, Southern Miss’s Korey Robertson, Oklahoma State’s Marcell Ateman, Boise State’s Cedrick Wilson, SMU’s Trey Quinn, Northern Iowa’s Daurice Fountain, and UCLA’s Jordan Lasley. That’s still a really strong position group.
At running back the Titans have a few targets on the board. NC State’s Nyheim Hines and his 4.38 40 time lead the pack among players the Titans have visited while Southern Miss’s Ito Smith and Iowa’s Akrum Wadley also remain available. Fordham’s Chase Edmonds is another back the they have been linked to. Other good Day 3 options include Miami’s Mark Walton, Arizona State’s Kalan Ballage, and Tennessee’s John Kelly.
Along the defensive line the Titans have met with Temple’s Julian Taylor, Virginia’s Andrew Brown, and Stephen F. Austin’s John Franklin-Myers. Maurice Hurst, the excellent defensive tackle from Michigan, still remains on the board due to the heart condition that seems to have teams concerned. He’s by far the most talented player left in the draft though. If the medical situation doesn’t sabotage his career, some team is going to get an absolute steal with him this late.
And then there’s Josh Sweat. Many reports had the Titans linked to him as high as the first round and he’s still on the board headed in to Day 3. That’s pretty shocking to me (obviously), but despite the Landry pick, I could see the Titans doubling down on edge guys if he falls too much further. You can never have too many pass rushers.
The Titans have already won the draft with their first two picks, but they have a chance to add a few more good depth pieces to the team today. Who do you want the Titans to grab today?