The Tennessee Titans, like most NFL teams, have plenty of needs heading into the off-season.
Interior offensive line help and a pass rusher (thanks to the retirement of Brian Orakpo and Derrick Morgan’s contract expiring) are well established needs that will likely be at the top of the Titans’ wish list heading into the 2019 NFL Draft.
NFL.com, however, thinks the Titans will go with an offensive player in the first round.
Draft expert Daniel Jeremiah has the Titans selecting Ole Miss wide receiver D.K. Metcalf with the 19th overall selection.
Here’s what Jeremiah says about the pick.
Metcalf has a rare blend of size and speed. He’d be the perfect partner for Corey Davis.
Metcalf is certainly a dynamic wide receiver, but he doesn’t have a ton of experience (he’s a redshirt sophomore who has played in 19 career games, catching 67 passes for 1,228 yards).
I think Metcalf has plenty of potential to be a star wide receiver in the NFL. But he’s far from a “sure thing”.
With their first round pick, I think the Titans need to address one of their primary needs (wide receiver is certainly a need, but there are other avenues to address it).
I think trading up for a pass rusher should be a legitimate option for the Titans. And we already know that general manager Jon Robinson isn’t afraid to make some bold moves.
It’s still early in the draft process, and projections will change a lot over the next few months, but I’d be surprised if the Titans select a wide receiver in the first round for the second time in three years.
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