Day two of the NFL Draft saw the Tennessee Titans adding much-needed speed on offense while adding a potential lockdown corner on defense.
It was a risky move when Tennessee Titans General Manager Jon Robinson went offensive tackle at 29 overall. Some fans were left scratching their head, wondering, “why?”
As day two went along, it began to make more sense. It took a while before the next tackle was taken off the board. Robinson knew Isaiah Wilson was the best one left and that there was a drop off afterward.
Despite the complaining among fans about Robinson taking an offensive tackle on day one, we were left with a stunning surprise on day two as defensive back Kristian Fulton fell all the way to the Titans at the 61st pick.
To put it simply, the talented LSU Tiger product had a first-round grade and arguably has first-round talent. You can find film of him shutting down some of the top receivers in the 2020 draft class.
If Fulton pans out, Mike Vrabel would likely match him up against some of the league’s best receivers on Sundays. He certainly has the upside to make his presence felt in the Titans secondary right away.
The Tennessee Titans had a plan all along. Robinson knew he would find his guy at 61 overall regardless.
About 32 picks later; the Titans figured they needed to add speed. They found that speed in running back Darrynton Evans.
If Evans hits open field, he’s likely scoring or, at the very least, getting a huge gain to spark the offense. However, that’s not his only strong suit. He has shown some strength in pass blocking. That means we can probably expect to see Evans on the field in third and long situations, much like we often saw with Lewis.
If Evans can develop into a dangerous backup behind Henry, the Titans offense would become even more devastating to defenses. Just think about the times Kalif Raymond did damage on play action. That is why speed is so important in a run-heavy offense.
It was a great day two for Jon Robinson and his troops. Adding speed on offense and a lockdown corner on defense is exactly what was needed to help the Titans contend against teams like the Chiefs or Texans.
Have a day, J-Rob!