Written by: Joseph Yun
1.29 Yetur Gross-Matos EDGE Penn State
- The Titans need help on the edges after releasing Cam Wake after just one season marred by injury. As it currently stands, only Harold Landry and newly signed Vic Beasley remain as potential impact guys. YGM would help alleviate the pressure as a rotational piece right off the bat before getting full-time duties in 2021. He’s one of the best edge rushers in the class.
2.61 Cam Akers RB Florida State
- Akers isn’t getting enough credit as one of the better running backs in the 2020 class due to the horrid situation that he went through at Florida State. He was arguably the best quarterback on the roster last season when playing out of the wildcat. He has the speed and athleticism to make anything happen but runs really tough inside. The Titans could be in search of the next guy at running back next season as workhorse Derrick Henry is on the franchise tag this coming season. Akers would be a perfect fit in Tennessee.
TRADE: Tennessee trades 3.93, 7.243 and a 2021 sixth-round selection to the Los Angeles Rams for 3.104, 6.199, and a 2021 sixth-round selection
TRADE: Tennessee trades 3.104 and a 2021 LA Rams’ sixth-round selection to the New York Giants for 4.110 and 6.183.
4.110 Javaris Davis CB Auburn
- That speed. Davis has plenty of it as he ran a blistering 4.39 at the Combine. The Titans also have a Logan Ryan sized hole on the roster as well. The cornerback definitely needs replenishing after key starters, Adoree Jackson and Malcolm Butler. As we all saw in the AFC championship game, you’re not beating the Chiefs’ elite track speed with a slow secondary. Davis isn’t the most fundamentally sound tackler but he is aggressive to the ball at least. He stood out at the Senior Bowl as well.
5.174 James Proche WR SMU
- Proche would add to the Titans’ collection of big physical athletes that can move. He didn’t get a chance to do anything in terms of Combine and Pro Day but the tape is very good. Proche is an athlete in every sense of the word. A possible Corey Davis replacement should he not return in 2021.
6.183 Colton McKivitz OT West Virginia
- The Titans need a backup right tackle after Dennis Kelly resigned to take over for the now Cleveland Brown Jack Conklin. McKivitz was the best available tackle at this juncture. He could play the swing tackle role before taking over right tackle full time in 2021.
6.199 James Smith-Williams EDGE NC State
- More EDGE help on the way for the depleted edge room for the Titans. Smith-Williams didn’t finish the 2019 season due to injury but did enough to merit a Shrine Game invite. He’s an athlete that needs some refinement and could be a redshirt candidate.
7.224 Justin Strnad LB Wake Forest
- Strnad was the best available linebacker and the Titans do have a backup all-purpose linebacker role to fill as veteran Wesley Woodyard is currently a free agent. I was pleasantly surprised that Strnad was still available. He’s a very good overall linebacker that could sneak in on early Day 3.
QB Jake Luton Oregon State
- Luton could compete for the backup job with Logan Woodside
IOL John Molchon Boise State
- More iOL depth for a team that needs it.
RB Malcolm Perry US Naval Academy
- Versatility! The Titans do need to figure out their third-string running back situation. How terrifying would the Wild Henry package be with a guy who has played QB before?
WR Stephen Guidry Mississippi State
- He could come in and compete for a roster spot as several spots on the back end of the receiver depth chart are up for grabs.
LB Dante Olson Montana
- More depth in the linebacker room with one of the better FCS linebackers in the game. Olson really showed out against Oregon last season. He’s a tackling machine.
TE Charlie Woerner Georgia
- The tight end room needs filling after the not so surprising release of long time NFL veteran Delanie Walker.
CB Reggie Robinson II Tulsa
- Robinson is really underrated in a deep corner class. More depth on the back end of the roster.