The 2021 NFL draft takes place on April 29th, which means it’s time to observe some potential draft picks for the Tennessee Titans. They had one of the most high-powered offenses this year. Meaning the front office has a chance to put this team over the top this offseason.
Everyone knows what Derrick Henry brings to the table, but the Titans passing game is equally as effective. With AJ Brown playing like a future superstar, the Titans finished 23rd in receiving yards (3,826) and top-10 in receiving touchdowns (33). Additionally, they had the third-most receiving yards per reception with a 12.1 average, making this team difficult to stop for opposing defenses.
With Corey Davis and Jonnu Smith set to hit the free-agent market, the Tennessee Titans are likely to find some depth in the 2021 NFL draft. The front office could find a wide receiver in free agency, but they’ll want to find some youth in the draft as well.
It’s unlikely the Titans select one of the top prospects in the 2021 NFL draft this year. Ja’Marr Chase, DeVonta Smith, and Jaylen Waddle are possibly going to be gone by the time the Titans pick at 22nd overall. However, there is some serious talent in the WR class this year that can provide the Titans the depth they need. Here are five WRs the Titans could select in the 2021 NFL draft.
2021 NFL Draft: 5 Potential Receivers for the Titans
It’s not likely Rashod Bateman falls to the Titans in the first round of the 2021 NFL draft, but Titans fans can dream, right? Bateman is an athletic freak who seems ready for the pro-level. His stats in 2019 are quite impressive, as he finished that year with 1,219 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns.
His 2020 stats were good as well, but it was a small sample size. However, Bateman is a legitimate prospect with all of the potential in the world. Even if the front office signs a receiver during the free-agency period, they could still select Bateman. This would be a move creating an unstoppable force out of the Titans’ offense.
Bateman would be an excellent WR3 on this team but has the potential to become a high-end WR2 option behind AJ Brown. Considering Adam Humphries has dealt with injuries since signing with the Titans two years ago, there is a possibility of Bateman making an immediate impact if he’s selected by Tennessee.
Tennessee needs pass rushers more than anything, and it’s expected they take one in the first round of the 2021 NFL draft. The likelihood of taking Bateman is slim, but this would be a luxury pick for this team. Similar to when they drafted Jeffrey Simmons with their first pick in 2019.
One of my favorite wide receivers in the 2021 NFL draft, Elijah Moore makes the list of potential draft picks for the Tennessee Titans. He’s one of the more impressive WRs coming out of the draft this year, as he dominated during his time at Ole Miss. He even challenged AJ Brown’s accolades as the best receiver in school history.
He would be a fantastic slot receiver for this Titans team. He’s quick, has solid hands, and is an excellent route runner. He’s someone that has the ability to lineup anywhere on the field, giving Tennessee some nice miss-match opportunities.
Moore also excels after the catch. If he lands on the Titans, he’d become another versatile playmaker who can take it to the house on any given play. He would immediately take over as the fourth WR on the depth chart, but Moore would be challenging Humphries for playing time throughout the year and beyond.
It’s unsure as to when Moore will be selected in the 2021 NFL draft. I’ve seen draft projections on him ranging between rounds two through four. However, if the front office has the opportunity to draft Elijah Moore, they should pull the trigger, giving the Titans WR group a huge boost.
This is another receiver getting a lot of hype recently. Rondale Moore is viewed as one of the better slot receivers in the 2021 NFL draft and would make for a great player for the Tennessee Titans. Moore is a great route runner and is the perfect size to dominate in the slot.
If the front office elects to sign a WR in free agency or bring back Corey Davis, Moore becomes a fantastic draft pick for this franchise. Especially with Humphries injury issues as of late, and Kalif Raymond’s lack of consistency, Moore could become an essential player for Tennessee right away.
Similar to Bateman, selecting Rondale Moore would be a luxury pick for the Titans. He’s considered a possible top-five prospect in the position. Maybe this is wishful thinking, but it’s not entirely out of the realm of possibility for Tennessee to take Moore in the 2021 NFL draft.
Amon-Ra St. Brown
Amon-Ra St. Brown is one of the more underrated receiver prospects in the 2021 NFL draft. He’s not getting the hype some of his peers are receiving, but his potential is through the roof. He played six games this year, finishing with 41 reception, 478 yards, and seven touchdowns. He was on pace for an impressive 82/956/14 stat line if it weren’t for COVID-19.
He has a remarkable highlight reel and was a breakout candidate as a true freshman at USC. He’s also 6-1 and just under 200lbs. He has the size necessary to take advantage of the secondary. He’s a bit on the lighter side in terms of weight, so packing on the muscle at the pro-level should be a goal of his once he enters the NFL.
For the Titans, this would be an amazing selection. He’s good enough to play in the slot and on the outside. If the front office does select St. Brown, he likely starts as the fourth receiver on the depth chart. But with his incredible potential, the Titans may try to get him on the field sooner, rather than later.
Another underrated prospect in the 2021 NFL draft is Seth Williams. Coming out of Auburn, the 6-3 wide receiver aims to make some noise in the league as soon as possible.
For Tennessee, Williams would enter the depth chart as another big-bodied receiver with the potential to dominate the NFL. Considering he’s projected to be taken much later in the 2021 NFL draft, it’s very plausible the front office takes Williams on day three.
If the Titans don’t select a WR before Williams, that likely means the front office signed a legitimate starter in free agency or elected to bring Corey Davis back. This would be a smart move, as the front office would be hedging their bets for years to come. Tennessee needs depth, and Seth Williams provides just that while also having major potential for down the road.
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