ESPN has released its post-draft NFL rankings, and the Tennessee Titans are ranked inside the top ten after another solid draft.
The Tennessee Titans came into the 2020 NFL Draft knowing what positions they had to address, and they took care of just about all of their needs in the three draft nights.
The first-round draft pick is probably my favorite and one that many people were upset about the night that the Titans drafted offensive lineman Isaiah Wilson out of Georgia. Wilson is a system tackle that could be able to fill in Jack Conklin’s role for at least the next few years.
The Titans had many other solid picks throughout the draft, too. The Titans stole CB Kristian Fulton in the second round; The Titans addressed its depth issues with RB Darrynton Evans in the third round, DT Larrell Murchison, QB Cole McDonald, and S Chris Jackson.
ESPN’s post-draft rankings are led by the Kansas City Chiefs, to no surprise with the Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks to round out the top five. The Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are directly ahead of the Titans, and the Minnesota Vikings and Dallas Cowboys are behind the Titans to round out the top ten.
"Player who benefited: WR Kalif Raymond. The Titans were believed to be interested in adding speed at receiver, specifically a vertical threat on the outside. But they didn’t use any picks to add a wideout, so Raymond stands as their top vertical threat and has a good shot at being the fourth receiver. He showed that he’s a legitimate downfield option last season, when he hauled in two touchdown receptions that were over 40 yards — including one in the playoffs. Raymond was also in the mix for punt return duties last year, and the Titans didn’t draft a player with significant punt return experience. — Turron Davenport"
The top five is not much of a surprise, although it comes as a bit of a surprise that the Titans are behind the Packers and Buccaneers.
Especially after the 2020 draft, I think that the Titans are a top-five team in the NFL. The Titans still have a lot to prove come this fall so they’ll have to prove some people right and some people wrong.