You already know how I feel about draft grades - especially when you see what the guy from USA Today had to say about the Titans draft. Sometimes you have to wonder how these people have jobs for major media outlets. Apparently you don’t have to know anything about the NFL Draft to write about it.
I will use this thread to update with NFL Draft grades as I see them from the internet. I don’t really care what people grade this draft. Jon Robinson did a great job of addressing the needs the Titans had. These grades also don’t count the fact that Jadeveon Clowney will be signed by the Titans next week...right! Right?
As I’ve said before, there is more sadness than normal with the end of this draft because we won’t be getting anything else NFL news-wise until at least training camp. It is going to be a long drought.
Here are some grades from around the internet:
Hard to argue with the program GM Jon Robinson and coach Mike Vrabel are building but unclear if this year’s picks will help much in 2020. First-round OT Isaiah Wilson is 21 and may not be ready to capably replace stud Jack Conklin, who’s now in Cleveland. Second-round CB Kristian Fulton must prove he’s past questionable off-field behavior. And third-round RB Darrynton Evans is a nice handcuff for 2019 rushing champ Derrick Henry, but it’s not clear if Evans is even ready for a third-round role at present.
Adding a run-blocker makes even more sense if you add a dynamic runner later. Third-rounder Darrynton Evans has big-time home-run hitting ability, and Tennessee’s wide-zone rushing attack presents opportunities for him to find space on the perimeter. He’ll fill departed veteran Dion Lewis’s old role and, given Derrick Henry’s passing game limitations, likely get every chance to earn the third-down duties.
They married need and value every time. Evans and Derrick Henry are the NFL’s new thunder-and-lightning tandem. Wilson and Fulton replace free agents Jack Conklin and Logan Ryan.