The AFC South is going to be one of the most competitive divisions in the NFL in 2019, which means the draft selections of each team could be the difference in who emerges as the division champion.
And that could be good news for the Tennessee Titans.
According to NFL.com’s Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks, the Titans came out of the draft with the highest graded rookie class.
Here’s how they broke it down.
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The Titans were the only team to receive an A from NFL.com, while the Jacksonville Jaguars and Indianapolis Colts received a B-plus. The Houston Texans received a B-minus.
Wide receiver AJ Brown, Tennessee’s second round pick, will be the player who will likely make the biggest impact for the Titans in 2019 (due to first round pick Jeffery Simmons’ ACL injury). Brown will give quarterback Marcus Mariota another reliable option in the passing game to pair with wide receivers Corey Davis and Adam Humphries and tight end Delanie Walker.
Guard Nate Davis, Tennessee’s third round selection, could also end up making a big impact as a rookie. Davis is expected to compete to be the Titans’ starting right guard.
If the Titans get anything out of Simmons this year, it should be considered a bonus. Simmons obviously has an extremely bright future, but expecting much out of him in 2019 would be a mistake. Once he’s healthy, however, he will be a force to be reckoned with on the Titans’ defensive line.
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