Judging draft classes minutes after they are finalized is largely a waste of time. We won’t truly know how players translate to the league and develop until three or four years from now. However, it’s always interesting to see what different analytic models think of your team’s draft class at it’s outset.
At least one such model was impressed with the Titans six man haul. The NFL’s NextGen Stats department scored every pick based on athleticism and production and found the Titans to be the 4th best class in the league.
Final Top 5 Draft Classes by Overall Draft Score— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) April 25, 2020
The #Broncos, #Colts, #Ravens, #Titans and #Steelers prioritized athleticism and production throughout the draft, as represented by average overall draft score of their class according to the Next Gen Stats draft model.#NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/8Xqe01F0wG
The bad news is that the entire top five is comprised of AFC teams, including division rival Indianapolis and 2019 top seed Baltimore.
How Isaiah Wilson, Kristian Fulton, Darrynton Evans, Larrell Murchison, Cole McDonald, and Chris Jackson fare as pros will be fun to watch over the next few years. I’ll have more of my thoughts on the class as a whole and the state of the roster put together soon, but my initial impression is generally positive.
How do you grade the Titans 2020 draft class?