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Delanie Walker wasn’t a fan of draft analysts mocking tight ends to the Titans

I just became an even bigger Delanie Walker fan.

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In what has become a bit of a yearly tradition, NFL Draft analysts everywhere mocked a tight end to the Tennessee Titans throughout the duration of draft season. The topic turned into a heated debate within the fanbase, considering guys like T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant could have been in play for the Titans with the 19th pick.

Taking a tight end made a little sense, considering the age of Delanie Walker, along with the fact that he’s coming off of a season-ending injury last year. However, most fans agreed that there were a few bigger needs on the board for the Titans. Clearly, Jon Robinson agreed, opting to pass on the position with each of his six selections.

Another guy who disagreed with the notion that the Titans needed a tight end? Delanie Walker. The veteran tight end joined Taylor Lewan and Will Compton on ‘Bussin with the Boys’ to discuss several topics, including the talk of drafting another tight end.

“I feel like they don’t watch our games,” Walker said of draft analysts. “Draft a f****** tight end — he’s still not gonna play. That’s pretty much how I look at it. You can draft a tight end, which they have, and I’m still playing.”

You know that response warms Jimmy’s heart.

By most accounts, Walker looked pretty good in OTAs this week. He’s a massive part of this offense and Marcus Mariota absolutely needs him to be 100 percent this season in a make or break season.