To this point this offseason, we’ve seen mock drafts largely peg edge rushers to the Tennessee Titans with the exception of 1 that had the group selecting a cornerback in the main round of the 2021 NFL draft.
Now, for the main time in any mock drafts we’ve lined, there’s one who has the Titans going with a wide receiver at No. 22 total.
The mock comes from Pro Football Point of interest’ Michael Renner, who sees the Titans taking Ole Omit wide receiver Elijah Moore in the main round.
Earlier than we rep to why this does or doesn’t construct sense, here’s what Renner had to command concerning the change:
With Corey Davis doubtless out the door, the Titans gained’t have a quality No. 2 alongside A.J. Brown. If defenses aren’t pressured to respect every other receiving choice, it’s going to severely limit the Titans’ downfield passing offense. Moore has the explosiveness to threaten downfield early in his occupation and is tricky over the guts of the discipline — he went 9-of-11 in contested scenarios closing 300 and sixty five days.
Clearly Renner is basing his decision on Davis no longer returning, so there’s a few common sense here. Light, with so many needs on defense, we’d question the Titans to prioritize that facet of the ball first, although the passe No. 5 total desire leaves.
As we’ve seen in the previous, the Titans can quiet find an influence player at wide receiver in the second round or later (perceive: A.J. Brown) and free company is a greater choice to bear the No. 2 receiver role seeing as how the group wants a appropriate away influence that rookies don’t continuously present.
Now, that’s no longer to command that Moore isn’t an intriguing prospect who grabs our attention, even though we’re no longer certain he’s out of the ordinary of being taken at No. 22 total.
A passe teammate of A.J. Brown, Moore totaled 1,193 receiving yards and eight touchdowns in eight video games in 2020, and he brings some tempo and explosiveness with him to the following stage.
The down facet is that Moore (5-foot-9, 185 kilos) lacks the dimensions that Davis brings to the table, and he profiles as extra of a slot receiver than anything else.
Granted, Tennessee might presumably presumably have a replacement there if Adam Humphries will get minimize and Moore might presumably per chance moreover bear the group’s need for a deep threat, however those aren’t things the Titans needs to be addressing in the main round of the draft.