NFL Draft 2022: Tennessee Titans Draft Analysis From The College Perspective

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NFL Draft 2022: Tennessee Titans Draft Analysis From The College Perspective

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NFL Draft 2022: Tennessee Titans Draft Analysis From The College Perspective

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2022 NFL Draft: From the college perspective, Tennessee Titans draft analysis, needs, picks, best value selection, and biggest reach


NFL Draft 2022: Tennessee Titans Draft Analysis

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Tennessee Titans Draft Picks: NFL Draft 2022

1 (18) WR Treylon Burks, Arkansas
2 (35) CB Roger McCreary, Auburn
3 (69) OT Nicholas Petit-Frere, Ohio State
3 (86) QB Malik Willis, Liberty
4 (131) RB Hasaan Haskins, Michigan
4 (143) TE Chigoziem Okonkwo, Maryland
5 (163) WR Kyle Phillips, UCLA
6 (204) S Theo Jackson, Tennessee
6 (219) LB Chance Campbell, Ole Miss

Tennessee Titans Draft Analysis: NFL Draft 2022

– Did the Titans do enough to take the team from great to a Super Bowl? Not really. They lost AJ Brown, but in the trade to Philadelphia they got a slew of draft picks. That might pay off later, but this doesn’t seem like a draft for the right now, led by …

– Malik Willis. How soon will Ryan Tannehill be a Colt or a part of someone else’s offense? That’s what the amazing value pick of Willis should set in motion for a team that appears to be looking for a more dynamic option at the position. But …

– Again, this seems more like a rebuild/rework draft than one that’s about to put the Titans over the top. It might be a step back to take a leap forward, but it’s hard to make a monster immediate splash unless Treylon Burks does for the offense what Ja’Marr Chase did for Cincinnati – that’s asking for way too much.

 

Tennessee Titans Best Value Pick, Biggest Reach, Late Flier: 2022 NFL Draft

Best Value Pick: 3 (86) QB Malik Willis, Liberty

Biggest Reach: 2 (35) CB Roger McCreary, Auburn

Late Flier That Might Work: 5 (163) WR Kyle Phillips, UCLA

Tennessee Titans Needs, Pre-Draft Analysis: NFL Draft 2022

Draft analysis to come on the fly next weekend during the draft.

The Titans need to nail the first round pick – 26th overall – without another selection until the 90th overall selection. There are four picks from the fourth round and on – that’s where they can go with bulk prospects for a need – but this draft is all about what happens at the 26.

There wasn’t much from the free agent market to help the offensive line for the future, but there’s enough there to be okay if a superstar is available at wide receiver or at some other position. It’s a deep draft in the first round, and value could be more important than position.

A good running back option is a must to go along with Derrick Henry, but that’s what those later round picks are for. A slew of good backs should slide on down into later value slots.

So who’ll be there in the first round for Tennessee? Just how far does Northern Iowa OT Trevor Penning slide? Is versatile lineman Kenyon Green from Texas A&M going to last this long, and could Boston College OG Zion Johnson be an idea?

Maybe to all, but for a team that really, really, really needs a No. 2 wide receiver who could rise up and rock as a possible 1, Ohio State’s Chris Olave or Treylon Burks from Arkansas would be the right choice at the right time.

Tennessee Titans 2021 Draft Picks

1 OT Isaiah Wilson, Georgia
2 CB Kristian Fulton, LSU
3 RB Darrynton Evans, Appalachian State
5 DT Larrell Murchison, NC State
7 QB Cole McDonald, Hawaii
7 S Chris Jackson, Marshall

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