The NFL Draft is over and for the Titans, two themes appeared. They wanted to continue to overhaul the defense and wanted to draft players they had a ton of contact with. Specifically, they wanted players that they saw at the Senior Bowl. Six of the players they took in the draft were from the Senior Bowl and three of the first four picks were defensive players. Was that the right strategy? I’m not so sure, regarding the defensive emphasis, but only time will tell. I don’t hate the players they got in the draft for the most part, but I think they have completely neglected the offense, which is assuredly a horrible thing given their losses during the offseason.
Here are the players the Titans drafted:
- Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech
- Dillon Radunz, OT, North Dakota State
- Monty Rice, ILB, Georgia
- Elijah Molden, CB, Washington
- Dez Fitzpatrick, WR, Louisville
- Rashad Weaver, OLB, Pittsburgh
- Racey McMath, WR, LSU
- Brady Breeze, S, Oregon
The draft grades are overwhelmingly positive for the Titans, which I think is fair at first glance. You would have liked to get players that helped immediately on offense, but from a value standpoint, 4 of their first 6 picks were extremely solid. Of course, draft grades are completely meaningless until about year three unless your pick was Isaiah Wilson.