The Tennessee Titans wide receiver room is a bit thin after former first-round draft pick Corey Davis signed a three-year deal with the New York Jets.
Veteran wide receiver Adam Humpries was also recently released.
With Davis and Humpries both gone, it means that Tennessee’s top three wide receivers are AJ Brown, recently-signed Josh Reynolds, and Cam Batson.
The Titans will likely look to address the wide receiver position in the 2021 NFL Draft. It wouldn’t be a shock to see the franchise select a wide receiver early and then maybe take a flier on another wide receiver late in the draft.
If that’s the path Tennessee takes, then I think there’s a great late-round option that could end up being a steal.
Former Tennessee Vols wide receiver Josh Palmer is a player that was never fully utilized during his time on Rocky Top, thanks to some terrible quarterback play.
Palmer finished his UT career with 99 receptions for 1,514 yards and seven touchdowns. Modest numbers at best.
But in the case of Palmer, it would be unwise to judge him based solely on the numbers (again, the quarterback play, combined with an offense that lacked creativity, severely hampered Palmer’s production).
Palmer is an extremely talented wide receiver with great hands, excellent body control, and a penchant for making toe-tapping sideline catches. He’s not a burner, but he’s a guy that could move the chains and make tough catches in traffic.
Most mock drafts have Palmer going somewhere in the sixth or seventh round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
The Titans have two sixth-round picks in this year’s draft. Taking Palmer with the first of those sixth-round picks is a move that could end up paying major dividends.
And if it doesn’t, then the Titans are only out a sixth-round pick. No major loss (especially a year after wasting a first-round pick on Isaiah Wilson).
Tennessee desperately needs some wide receiver depth. Adding Palmer is a small gamble that could help solve one of the franchise’s biggest roster issues.
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