Round 2, No. 41: Jalin Hyatt, WR – Tennessee
After finding their future franchise quarterback in the first round, the Titans immediately turn around and give the offense another dynamic playmaker in the form of Tennessee wide receiver Jalin Hyatt. Hyatt is one of the most dynamic playmakers at the receiver position in this year’s class, and adding him to a Titan’s receiving room that desperately needs a downfield threat would be a great use of their second-round pick.
Measuring in at 6-foot and 176 pounds, Hyatt is a slender yet explosive receiver who dominated in Tennesee’s pass-happy offense last year to the tune of 67 receptions, 1267 receiving yards, and 15 touchdowns. As a prospect, Hyatt is an intriguing outside receiver who is capable of taking the top off of the defense on nearly every play.
Alongside Treylon Burks, who is more of a threat with the ball in his hands out of the slot, Hyatt could join the Titans as one of their de facto starting receivers, and would dramatically improve the pass-catching options for whoever lines up under center.
Round 3, No. 72: Chandler Zavala, IOL – North Carolina State
In the third round of this mock draft, the Titans can keep addressing the offensive side of the ball, this time selecting a lineman in the form of North Carolina State guard Chandler Zavala. Zavala is one of the more underrated linemen in this year’s NFL, and while he isn’t getting the hype as some of the other top interior players available, Zavala is an intriguing player who should translate well to the NFL.
At 6-foot-3 and 320 pounds, Zavala is a broad-based offensive guard who has versatility across the interior of the offensive line. Zavala fits the profile of a Titans’ lineman, as he is a large-bodied player who is at his best as a downhill blocker in the run game. As a pass protector, he does an adequate job getting in front of his pass rusher and is athletic enough to stop finesse pass rushers while maintaining a wide frame and a strong base to halt bull rushers.
In the NFL, Zavala will likely need to improve his agility and his ability to get off of the snap, but in a downhill blocking scheme like Tennessee likes to run with Derrick Henry, the North Carolina State prospect would be a great fit up front to not only create lanes in the run game but to protect the quarterback from interior bull rushers.