The hope is that Jon Robinson and the front office address the offensive line and/or the receiving corps with the 51st and 82nd overall picks. So with that in mind, who are your favorite Titans prospects that are still available for the taking on day two?
Here’s mine below.
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside (WR, Stanford)
I’ve already sung the praises of JJAW earlier this week, and as expected he’s still available. Arcega-Whiteside could very well fall to the third round, and if the Titans snag him with either one of their day two picks they’d be getting what I consider a first round talent. Arcega-Whiteside’s route running is terrific, and combined with his contested catching ability and red zone dominance, he should be a home run prospect.
D.K. Metcalf (WR, Ole Miss)
I don’t know about you guys, but Metcalf falling out of the first round surprised me, as I expected one of the later teams to snag him. But Metcalf is a steal, in my opinion, for any team looking for a big playmaking threat. His route tree is limited, but the routes he can run he runs exceptionally well for someone of his size, so I don’t think comparisons to Dorial Green-Beckham are fair. I’d definitely be excited if this physical freak landed in the Music City,
Cody Ford (OT, Oklahoma)
Now wait a minute. Don’t the Titans already have one of the best left tackles in the league in Taylor Lewan, who is also a player they’re paying a lot of cash money to? Absolutely, but there’s been talk of Ford being a capable guard as well, which is a spot the Titans should fill even after the signing of the great Roger Saffold. And since Ford (somehow) fell to day two, Tennessee would be getting him at a great value.
Kelvin Harmon (WR, NC State)
Pierre Garçon 2.0? Harmon isn’t the flashiest prospect we’ve ever seen, but is an extremely well-rounded, consistent wide receiver who has little trouble creating separation. He would offer up a nice combination with Corey Davis and Adam Humphries, in addition to the other aforementioned receivers in this piece.
Miles Boykin (WR, Notre Dame)
Here’s another receiver from this class that I love. I expected Boykin to fall out of the first round, and that, like Arcega-Whiteside, will make him a steal. Boykin has a great understanding of how to create separation against man and press coverages, and his ball skills at the catch point are really good as well. Definitely another receiver I wouldn’t mind taking tonight.
A.J. Brown (WR, Ole Miss)
Yeah this write up is WR heavy. Brown, like Harmon, isn’t the most explosive receiver in this class, but offers consistency, smooth route running. And like Arcega-Whiteside he looks like an intriguing red zone receiver as well. If the Titans don’t land Metcalf, I certainly wouldn’t mind getting the second Ole Miss WR prospect.
Emanuel Hall (WR, Missouri)
The Titans missed out on Marquise Brown, so they can just draft a clone of him either on day two or day three. Hall isn’t at the level of Brown, but in terms of speed and deep receiving ability he’s in the same ballpark. Drops are an issue, but his ability to create separation and explosiveness give him a low risk/high reward value if he falls to day three.
Hakeem Butler (WR, Iowa State)
We close this list with (guess what) another receiver. Butler has been a polarizing prospect, with some praising his physicality and route running while others say he gets shut down against press way too easily. I’m somewhere in the middle. I do think he creates enough separation and I love his hand to hand combat going one on one vs. corners, but I do think he needs to improve his game against press coverage. Still, while he’s not my absolute favorite receiver from this class, I do like Butler as a prospect.
So these are my favorite prospects still available. Give us yours’ in the comment section below!