Another mailbag, another quote from the great Jim Wyatt.
When the Tennessee Titans released Adam Humphries and failed to re-sign Corey Davis, fans began panicking about the emerging need at the wide receiver position. To be fair, it’s easy to see why. Following those two departures, the team had little behind A.J. Brown. The addition of Josh Reynolds helps, but the position remains one that fans are worried about.
Jim Wyatt of the team’s official website has an inkling that the team is still looking for more depth at the position, according to the latest edition of his Mailbag.
Here are the full details.
Question: I have faith in JR, Ms. Amy, and Coach V but we’ve lost two good serviceable WR in Corey Davis and Adam Humphries and yes Josh Reynolds has potential to pop but how about we bring back an oldie but goodie in Tajee Sharpe? He and Reynolds are very similar in build, playing style, and ability. I would love to see Sharpe making alongside AJ!
Jim: I promise you the Titans aren’t done at receiver.
Wyatt doesn’t pretend to have any extra insight into these things anymore, especially since he works for the team now. But he’s in that building daily, and his opinion is certainly noteworthy, even if he himself tells you that it’s simply an educated guess.
Looking at what’s left on the free agent market is a bleak exercise. Antonio Brown is the best receiver left, but I can’t see the Titans taking a chance on his attitude (and they shouldn’t). Other free agents include Danny Amendola, Damiere Byrd and Dede Westbrook.
A player like Byrd or Westbrook wouldn’t be bad for depth purposes, but in this case, it’s safe to assume that the Titans are going to draft a receiver relatively high a few weeks from now.
The true question isn’t whether or not the Titans will draft a receiver, but how early will they do so?
Will Jon Robinson opt for an elite talent? It’s safe to assume that the likes of Ja’Marr Chase, Jaylen Waddle and DeVonta Smith will be off board by the time the Titans come on the clock. If one of those players begins to slide, does Robinson move up the board? If the team stays put at 22, is a player like Rashod Bateman, Terrace Marshall Jr. or even Elijah Moore worth a first round pick? Or will Robinson wait for the second or third round and grab a player like Amon-Ra St. Brown, Amari Rodgers or Rondale Moore?
Which receiver do you want to see the Titans draft?