At long last, it’s Titans’ Gameday! Tennessee will face off in Green Bay at 7 p.m. Central Time as we come one step closer to some actual regular season football.
With that said, what players are you looking forward to seeing tonight? I’ll start this off with mine.
Corey Davis: The 2017 first round pick was limited in his rookie season due to injuries, and he needs to make a big jump in year 2 in order to boost the playmaking capabilities of the offense. Corey Davis shown flashes of quality as a YAC threat and a few impressive contested catches, so I look forward to seeing what he does tonight.
Jonnu Smith: Could this be the long-term Delanie Walker replacement? Who knows, but Jonnu Smith’s skill set is enticing. He moves very quickly for a tight end, and was actually used out of the backfield a few times in his rookie season. Because of his small sample size it’s tough to say how good he can be, but this is a tight end I’m excited to see.
Dion Lewis: Let’s face it; Dion Lewis adds another dimension this offense needed and needed badly. Some have argued he should be the starter over Derrick Henry as opposed to exclusively being a third down back. It’s hard to disagree; Lewis is a high quality receiving back with great agility, speed, and finds all sorts of holes as a runner. Here’s to him staying healthy.
Rashaan Evans: Along with Harold Landry, this was one of my favorite draft picks. Rashaan Evans is a freak linebacker that will boost the Titans’ defensive front with his quickness, patience, power, spin move, and nimble ability. Evans was sensational at Alabama, and as long as he’s healthy he should have zero problem translating his game at a pro level.
Harold Landry: This could be one of the biggest steals of the draft. Harold Landry’s burst is a nightmare for offensive linemen, has great balance and of course a dangerous bend. He wasn’t 100% last season at Boston College, which is scary because I still loved his senior tape. I still can’t process that the Titans managed to draft both Rashaan Evans and Harold Landry.
Luke Falk: As a prospect, Falk is pretty bad. He has sloppy mechanics and poor decision making, which led to a few dropped interceptions in his senior season. At the same time, however, watching a rookie quarterback (regardless if he’s the starter or a backup) is almost always fun, and Falk at least provides some patience in the pocket. The test is on to see if he can be the long term backup to Marcus Mariota.
Now it’s your turn. List the players you’re looking forward to watching in the comments below.