Tennessee Titans

(29) Isaiah Wilson, T, Georgia

(61) Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU

(93) Darrynton Evans, RB, Appalachian State

(174) Larrell Murchison, DT, North Carolina State

(224) Cole McDonald, QB, Hawaii

(243) Chris Jackson, DB, Marshall

UDFA

Khaylan Kearse-Thomas, LB Arizona State

Mason Kinsey, WR Berry College

Kobe Smith, DT South Carolina

Cale Garrett, LB Missouri

Kyle Williams, WR, Arizona St

Tommy Hudson, TE, ASU

Tucker McCann, PK, Missouri

Kristian Wilkerson, WR, SEMO

Cameron Scarlett, RB, Stanford

Anthony McKinney, OT, TCU

 

While the Titans took a hit in the off season with Conklin departing, swing man Dennis Kelly has played well in the past and was resigned to a 3 year contract in March. Which makes the 1st round selection of RT only Wilson that much more puzzling. Wilson has eye popping size and length; is a decent linear mover but struggles with his lateral mobility. He'll need to play with ideal technique to not be an occasional liability as a pass protector.

 

CB Fulton was a rock solid 2nd round pick. He's a similar talent to the departed Logan Ryan. I thought RB Evans was a little overdrafted. He's a decent change of pace but I saw him as more a mid to late round talent. DT Murchison is a good mover but lacks a good deal of strength and length. QB McDonald is an athletic longshot with a busted delivery. DB Jackson is an intriguing late round guy.

 

Of their UDFA's I'm a big fan of WR Kyle Williams. He's a WR/RB type with toughness. The Titans desperately need explosive counters in their offense and missed a great opportunity in this deep class to get talent in and ready to go after Humphries and Davis' contracts expire next off season.

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Indianapolis Colts

(34) Michael Pittman, WR, USC

(41) Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin

(85) Julian Blackmon, S, Utah

(122) Jacob Eason, QB, Washington

(149) Danny Pinter, G, Ball State

(193) Rob Windsor. DT, Penn State

(211) Isaiah Rodgers, DB, Massachusetts

(212) Dezmon Patmon, WR, Washington State

(213) Jordan Glasgow, LB, Michigan

UDFA

Rodrigo Blankenship, PK, Georgia

Kameron Cline, DE, South Dakota

Kendall Coleman, OLB, Syracuse

Carter O'Donnell, OL, Canada

Travis Reed, CB, South Alabama

Donald Rutledge Jr., S, Georgia Southern

DeMichael Harris, WR, Southern Mississippi

Farrod Green, TE, Mississippi State

Chris Williams, DT, Wagner

 

Apparently Ballard really coveted USC WR Pittman and was ready to pull the trigger  from the jump. While WR was definitely a need, I never got difference maker vibes from Pittman. He's a big bodied guy with deceptive speed but I'm not sure he has the quickness to consistently separate. I'm a fan of RB Taylor and think he can be a star if he curtails his ball security but Marlon Mack is still there and is a solid lead back. With their styles being fairly similar, they don't really compliment each other all that well. Taylor is just a slightly stronger, faster version of Mack with less ball security at the moment.

 

I figured the Colts would hit the front 7 early and often with needs at the edge and on the nose but it wasn't addressed until Windsor in the 6th who is basically a 5 technique. Blackmon was a surprise to me as I had him graded as an UDFA. Eason's a great project to wait in the wings behind Rivers, assuming he puts in the work. Pinter was a good mid rounder but the rest of their picks I had as UDFA's.

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Houston Texans

(40) Ross Blacklock, DT, Texas Christian

(90) Jonathan Greenard, EDGE, Florida

(126) Charlie Heck, T, North Carolina

(141) John Reid, CB, Penn State

(171) Isaiah Coulter, WR, Rhode Island

UDFA

Cordel Iwuagwu, OG TCU

Scottie Phillips, RB Mississippi

Auzoyah Alufohai, DT West Georgia

Jamir Jones, OLB Notre Dame

Elex Woodworth, OG North Texas

Dylan Stapleton, TE James Madison

Jan Johnson, LB Penn State

Tyler Simmons, WR Georgia

Nick Tiano, QB UT-Chattanooga

With few draft picks, the Texans were unlikely to make a splash or fill every need. DT Blacklock in the 2nd and Edge Greenard in the 3rd are solid defensive prospects with better than average chances of becoming solid starters.

 

I figured O'Brien would stack offensive playmakers to stave off criticism over the Hopkins trade but he didn't look for skill talent there until WR Coulter in the 6th. Coulter is a nice later round prospect but doesn't move the needle. OL was another area that needed upgrades and OT Heck in the 4th doesn't really do it. I thought OC and OG were more pressing concerns than a back up project OT. I like CB Reid and think he'll play better than his draft spot but CB remains an problem position for the team.

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Jacksonville Jaguars

(9) C.J. Henderson, CB, Florida

(20) K'Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU

(42) Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Colorado

(73) DaVon Hamilton, DT, Ohio State

(116) Ben Bartch, T, St. John's (Minn.)

(137) Josiah Scott, CB, Michigan State

(140) Shaquille Quarterman, LB, Miami

(157) Daniel Thomas, S, Auburn

(165) Collin Johnson, WR, Texas

(189) Jake Luton, QB, Oregon State

(206) Tyler Davis, TE, Georgia Tech

(223) Chris Claybrooks, CB, Memphis

UDFA

James Robinson, RB Illinois State

Tavien Feaster, RB South Carolina

 Josh Hammond, WR Florida

 Ben Ellefson, TE North Dakota State

 Kobe Williams, CB Arizona State

 J.R. Reed, S Georgia

 Luq Barcoo, CB San Diego State

 Doug Costin, DT Miami-Oh

 Steve Nielsen, OL Eastern Michigan

 Nathan Cottrell RB Georgia Tech

 Brandon Wright PK Georgia State

 Ross Matiscik LS Baylor

 Connor Slomka FB Army

 Nate Evans, LB Central Florida

 

Jags attempted to offset key losses on the defensive side of the ball with edge guy Chaisson and corner Henderson succeeding Bouye/Ramsey and disgruntled Ngakoue. It's big shoes to fill regardless of the caliber of prospect. Chaisson has explosive qualities but he's not a great presence as an edge guy. It's more his versatility and ability to play in space as well as at the poa that distinguish him. Henderson is unmatched physically, but wasn't the most reliable defender across his Florida career.

 

The Jags grabbed plenty of slot CBs with upside in Josiah Scott, UDFA Kobe Williams, and Claybrooks. DT Hamilton was a great get in the 3rd and should outplay his draft slot. Shenault is a playmaker with the ball in his hands and the Jags plan to make him a multi threat at WR, slot, HB, RB, and as a returner. If he stays relatively healthy that's a good plan. OL Bartch is a good bet to earn a start at some point at OT or OG and upgrade the position.

 

LB Quaterman is a reserve thumper that I think would've been available later than the 4th. S Thomas is a special teamer to start who should rise up the depth chart eventually. WR Johnson was a solid mid rounder. His length and quickness are great traits and he'll become a key contributor if he ratchets up his physicality. QB Luton is a solid later round gamble. TE Davis is a superb athlete and another solid later round try. UDFA RB Robinson was a solid pick up and could factor bigger if the team moves Fournette.

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