Titans (9 picks):
1:18 – Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas
2:03 – Roger McCreary, CB, Auburn
3:05 – Nicholas Petit-Frere, OT, Ohio State
3:22 – Malik Willis, QB, Liberty
4:26 – Hassan Haskins, RB, Michigan
4:38 – Chigoziem Okonkwo, TE, Maryland
5:20 – Kyle Philips, WR, UCLA
6:26 – Theo Jackson, Safety, Tennessee
6:41 – Chance Campbell, LB, Ole Miss
One of the first draft hauls that is in contention for the top spot on my rankings. If you could go back in time and tell me that the Titans came away with this group of prospects, I would have never believed it. Sure, it cost star wide receiver AJ Brown to land the No. 18 overall selection from the Philadelphia Eagles. But, they replaced Brown with a guy that regularly gets AJ Brown comparisons — Treylon Burks.
There is no guarantee that Burks becomes Brown, but he will make less in his four-year rookie contract than AJB will in 2022 alone. When you add this to the fact that they brought in a starting cornerback and a potential starter on the offensive line, it becomes even clearer how much of a landmark draft class this could be the franchise.
I haven’t even gotten to the most exciting part yet: quarterback Malik Willis. While it was a consensus belief that the quarterback class was subpar as a whole, it was also widely believed that Willis was the best of the bunch. With rumors of Ryan Tannehill drama surfacing, the Titans brought in a guy that can lead them into the future, should they move on from their current quarterback following the 2022 season.
Haskins-Okonkwo-Philips all add a dynamic to the offense that does not presently exist. It may be a slight step back for the Titans this coming season, but it sets them up nicely for the foreseeable future.