The time has come to play the hindsight game and re-grade the Tennessee Titans’ class of rookies from the 2018 NFL Draft.
This is a tradition I began when I first started writing about the Titans nearly four years ago, and it remains an offseason favorite of mine.
The Titans made this one relatively easy. They drafted just four players last year, and only three of those made the roster.
So, without further adieu, here are grades for the Titans’ 2018 draft class a year after the fact.
QB Luke Falk
College: Washington State
Pick: 6th round, 199 overall
It seemed, at first, that the Titans had found a longterm, viable backup quarterback in Luke Falk. Now, he is arguably the worst draft selection the Titans have made during general manager Jon Robinson’s tenure.
The Falk pick made some sense when it happened. Falk was a highly productive player in Mike Leach’s system at Washington State, and, despite his physical limitations, it looked like he had potential to be a quality stopgap.
As the summer months passed, though, it became clear that Falk was not cut out for the NFL. He struggled to win coaches’ favor during Training Camp, and his efforts in the preseason were forgettable, to say the least.
On final cut day, it was a foregone conclusion that the Titans would be moving on from Falk. He was claimed off of waivers by the Dolphins, who still own his rights.
F is the only grade appropriate for a non-seventh round pick who spent 0 days past the preseason with the team that drafted him.
To his credit, Falk did provide the press box with some fodder on gamedays considering how closely his name resembles another four-letter word that starts with F.
He also led to the creation of this gem:
— Mike Herndon (@MikeMiracles) August 30, 2018