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The first two days of the NFL Draft are over, so many people will stop watching the rest of the draft, myself included. Even though there are still some good prospects remaining, I don’t have the patience, nor time, to watch all of round four, let alone watch 4 total rounds, after watching half of the first round, and most of the second. Anyway, the Tennessee Titans made some questionable selections, with some players having very high upside, coupled with high risks. Here I break down the chaos that went on in the Titans draft room the past two days.
Day 1 - Round 1
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Round 1 - Pick 22 - Caleb Farley, CB, Va. Tech
The Titans picked the man who I had going here in both of my first-round mock drafts. Farley could have gone as high as 9th, but back concerns made him slide down to 22. The last time this happened was in 2019, when Jeffery Simmons, a top-10 talent, slid to 19th for Tennessee, and he has done nothing but perform. Farley has the talent to become a top corner for years to come, and will help the Titans struggling secondary right away.
Day 2 - Round 2, Round 3
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Round 2 - Pick 53 - Dillon Radunz, OT, NDSU
I didn’t like this pick at first, as LSU standout receiver Terrace Marshall was still on the board, but after some thinking, I realized that this was a good selection. This guy is the opposite of Isaiah Wilson. With Tennessee needing help at RT, Radunz can compete for the starting job. He was able to keep Trey Lance on the field, and should help keep Ryan Tannehill clean, and make Derrick Henry’s job easier.
Round 3 - Pick 85 - Traded to the Packers for Picks 92, and 135
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Round 3 - Pick 92 - Monty Rice, LB, Georgia
Personally, I would have liked to add a wide receiver, but Rice is a solid addition to a position that needs help. Jayon Brown is set to become a free agent after this season, and Rahsaan Evans’ 5th-year option hasn’t been picked up yet. Rice will be the 4th MLB on the depth chart, behind David Long. Overall, this is a pick for the future.
Round 3 - Pick 100 - Elijah Molden, CB, Washington
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Adding Molden to a group cornerback that has Farley, and 2020 second-rounder, Kristian Fulton, gives hope for the future, and some much-needed youth in the secondary. Molden has good skills, and projects to be a special teamer, and future starter.
These four picks are smart picks, with some being able to help now, and others to build for the future. All of the players provide high upside, and could help the Titans finally win it all.