Tennessee Titans 2020 Draft Recap

Titans coach Mike Vrabel
The bizarre scene inside the home of Tennessee Titans coach Mike Vrabel as the Titans made their first-round pick during the 2020 NFL draft. Mike Vrabel NFL draft

Titans manage to snag a plethora of draft picks and free agent rookies.

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The Titans were one game away from going to their first Super Bowl since 2000 eventually falling to the eventual champion Chiefs. Despite losing a few key players, Tennessee still seems poised to repeat last year’s magic.

Let’s take a look at who they got in this year’s digital draft.

1st Round/29th Overall
Isaiah Wilson

With WIlson blocking for Henry the Titans become even more formidable.

The 6’7″ 350 lb. All-SEC lineman was part of a Georgia offensive line that only allowed 15 sacks in 2019. That was good for fifth in the nation.

A system lineman at Georgia who should mesh well with Titans’ punishing running attack. Seals off inside running lanes very well.

“I’m physical and I enjoy beating people up,” Wilson said. “Breaking another man’s will is what I enjoy about the game.”

According to GM Jon Robinson, he’s expected to compete with veteran Dennis Kelly at right tackle. Even if he sits out a year to learn the offense Wilson should beast it up in ’21.

Fun Facts:

  • Wilson is the 77th Georgia lineman to make it to the NFL.
  • Mom’s duke pulled his girlfriend off of him when he was on T.V. after getting drafted.
  • Loves Spongebob

2nd Round/61st Overall
Kristian Fulton

The Titans needed help in the secondary and now have some.

An aggressive corner who attacks the ball and becomes a receiver. Had 38 tackles and 14 passes defender in 2019. A second-team All-SEC selection and 2019 National Champion.

Has a good shot at beating out Malcolm Butler at cornerback now that Logan Ryan was let go. Titans play a lot of man-to-man coverage and so did Fulton at LSU. Smart and tough Wilson should bring some much-needed stability to an at times struggling secondary.

3rd Round/93rd Overall
Darrynton Evans
Running Back/Appalachian State

He torched my beloved Texas State Bobcats in college now I hope he does the same for the Titans.

A speedy back and could be a fine compliment to the punishing running of Derrick Henry.

Notched nearly 1,700 yards of offense and 23 touchdowns. Was the 2019 Sun Belt Offensive Player of the year for a powerful Mountaineers team.

With running back Dion Lewis gone, Evans should have a good shot at making an impact soon.

Watched him carve up my alma mater for 154 yards and three touchdowns on a rainy and miserable day. He was patient with his openings and is elusive in the open field.

5th Round/174th Overall
Larrell Murchison
Defensive Line/North Carolina State

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This young man will try to find a spot in a crowded Titans defensive line.

A two-year starter for the Wolfpack this determined lineman had 48 tackles, 14 tackles for losses, and seven sacks last year.

Murchison has a non-stop motor on him and will play till the whistle. Plays well in close quarters. Will use his quick lateral movements to work the entire line.

Lacks the agility to apprehend ball carriers outside the box but makes up for it in effort.

7th Round/224th Overall
Cole McDonald

McDonald says, “bombs away”. The Titans have a understudy for Tannehill.

What we’ve got here is a gunslinger, folks.

The Titans thrived on offense running the ball down opponent’s throats or with aggressive passing. Great news for a quarterback from a pass-happy program.

McDonald was a two-year starter at Hawai’i forgoing his senior year. The signal-caller threw over 8,000 yards and 69 touchdowns in those two seasons.

His deep ball accuracy was only 29% but Tennessee strives on letting the passer thrive on passes in the 10-15 yard range.

Recorded the fastest 40-yard dash among quarterbacks with a time of 4.58 seconds and the highest vertical jump at 36 inches.

Should learn from incumbent starter Ryan Tannehill.

7th Round/243rd Overall
Chris Jackson
Defensive Back/Marshall

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The Titans’ final pick came from Conference USA. The six-foot 186 pound Jackson played all four years for the Thundering Herd.

A first team All-C-USA player he finished his career as the number two leader in passes defended.

“Any team that picked me, I just wanted to get there and contribute any way I can,” Jackson said. “I expect to do whatever the coaches need me to do – if that’s playing corner, if that’s playing safety, if that’s playing every snap on special teams. 

Versatile and flexible he’s expected to compete at either nickel or safety.

Undrafted Free Agents Signed (So Far)

*Tucker McCann/Kicker-Missouri
Titans had four kickers on the roster at several points during the season. Team only made 44.4% of their field goals. That was the lowest by a team in a season since the 1986 St. Louis Cardinals (45.8%).

*Aaron Brewer/Center-Texas State
Had the pleasure of covering this young man while at Texas State. Four-year starter who played every position on the line.

*Kristian Wilkerson/Wide Receiver-Southeast Missouri State
Wilkerson hauled in 71 receptions for 1,350 yards and 10 touchdowns in his 2019 campaign.

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