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ESPN mocks four round fantasy draft for the Titans

An interesting exercise.

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If you’ve ever picked up a copy of Madden, you’ve probably found your way to the fantasy draft screen as you take control of your favorite team in franchise mode. It’s a unique way to restack the deck and set the stage to really leave your own mark on your roster quickly.

What if it happened in real life? ESPN played out that scenario with their beat writers today. Picking for the Titans was Turron Davenport, who was a bit handicapped starting with the 29th overall pick. A snake draft format did work in his favor with near back to back selections.

Davenport came away with dynamic speedster Tyreek Hill with the 29th pick, then turned around and selected Cam Newton 36th overall from an already depleted pool of quarterbacks.

After going offense-offense, he came back with defense-defense next. Fletcher Cox and Jaire Alexander were next, giving the team two playmakers on the other side of the ball.

Considering the run on quarterbacks, the overall haul here isn’t bad at all. The one gripe is probably reaching a little Newton with options like Daniel Jones, Josh Allen, Kirk Cousins and Ben Roethlisberger remaining.

Elsewhere in the draft, it was interesting to see where Titans players were selected. Of course you had Ryan Tannehill coming off the board during the mad dash for quarterbacks, and Derrick Henry wasn’t too far behind him.

One of the steals of the draft probably came at the very end, where Kevin Byard finally heard his name called. A.J. Brown also made the cut in the final round.

Here’s where they ended up.

  • Ryan Tannehill: 25th
  • Derrick Henry: 46th
  • A.J. Brown: 108th
  • Kevin Byard: 124th

Thoughts on the Titans draft haul? What would you have done differently? Also, which Titans players do you think got snubbed? Let us know below.