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Tennessee Titans NFL Draft Breakdown

With a good start to 2019, the Titans can push the AFC South division all the way to a title.
This entry is part 9 of 32 in the series 2019 NFL Draft Breakdown

The Tennessee Titans fell one game short of the playoffs in 2018. Can they improve enough to make a strong run into the finals this season?

This is how they Drafted.

Players Drafted

PlayerPickPositionSchool
Jeffery Simmons19DTMississippi State
AJ Brown51WROle Miss
Nate Davis82OGCharlotte
Amani Hooker116SIowa
D'Andre Walker168OLBGeorgia
David Long Jr.188LBVirginia

Notable UDFA

PlayerPos.School
Derick RobersonEDGESam Houston State
Anthony Ratliff-WilliamsWRNorth Carolina
Alex BarnesRBKansas State
Amani BledsoeDEOklahoma
A.T. HallOLStanford

TEAM 2019 Outlook

Offense

The Titans used their 2nd round pick to select Ole Miss WR talent A.J. Brown. A perfect slot receiver for a team in the need of a short area quickness guy, Brown will have an immediate impact on this new team. He can be relied on as a chain mover and will not let the team down when it is in need. Expect game time for him in 2019.

He played 12 games for Ole Miss last season and 85 receptions for 1320 yards at an average of 15.5 and six TDs.

The only other offensive player drafted was Charlotte OG Nate Davis and what a talent he is. He moves incredibly well for such a big human, has excellent power off the snap and great foot speed. He has a good change of direction and can dominate opponents with his hands. Excellent run blocking skills. Perfect for the Titans. Great pick up.

North Carolina WR Anthony Ratliff-Williams signed on as a UDFA. Surprisingly he wasn’t drafted, but he will add some great competition to the WR group for the up coming training camps. Look for him to have an impact in some way for the Titans in 2019.

Defense

Jeffery Simmons was the first player selected by the Titans, but he won’t see a lot of game time this season. He can expect to sit in the depth chart at NT behind Jurrell Casey and Austin Johnson. He is a solid pick up however and will be the future of this franchise if they can get him to acclimate to the system. He is a solid, disruptive defender who prides himself on adapting to the situations around him. Reads the play well and will be a handful for opponents in the future.

One of the best Safeties in this class, Amani Hooker was taken by the Titans at pick 116. The Iowa product will slip straight into the starting role. Hooker is a dominate defender in the air, never backs away from a contest and have great use of the hands to create separation between opponent and ball. The future is bright for the Titans on defense.

Grade: B+

The Titans have improved in all the right areas. They will have plenty of talent and depth to push the Colts all the way for an AFC South title.

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Spinksy

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