Tennessee Titans Added Major Athleticism, Upside at Wide Receiver

Upside at Wide Receiver

The Tennessee Titans ended their offseason program June 15. Here’s a look at how they fared:

Offseason goals/grade: A year after finishing off an offensive line rebuild and emphasizing the run game and stopping the run, the Titans moved to the outside. The team needed better perimeter players on both sides of the ball. No. 5 overall pick Corey Davis, who missed OTAs after January ankle surgery, made a big showing during minicamp, and Taywan Taylor can play outside but will upgrade the team in the slot. The Titans also added veteran receiver Eric Decker, who agreed to a one-year deal on Sunday. They will work a lot in training camp practices against a pair of new starting cornerbacks in Logan Ryan and Adoree’ Jackson. Grade: B

Move I liked: Was Davis the best of the draft’s top three receivers, a group that also included Mike Williams and John Ross? Time will answer that. But picking fifth overall, the Titans either started a run or ensured they got their man because the other two were also top-10 picks. Bold.

Move I didn’t like: The Titans could have been a player or two more aggressive in free agency, perhaps at cornerback beyond Ryan, where the likes of A.J. Bouye, Stephon Gilmore and Dre Kirkpatrick were on the market.

Biggest question still to be answered in training camp: Do they have enough at cornerback? Ryan is a starter but wasn’t a clear No. 1 as part of two Patriots Super Bowl champion teams. Jackson has great speed and ball skills but could need some time to be ready for the likes of T.Y. Hilton. Brice McCain remains in line to be the nickel, and LeShaun Sims could be a factor. Demontre Hurst jumped over from the Bears. But depth is a concern for sure.

Salary-cap space: $46,298,138 (source: Overthecap.com)

2018 draft picks: 1a. WR Corey Davis, 1b. CB Adoree’ Jackson, 3a. WR Taywan Taylor, 3b. TE Jonnu Smith, 5. ILB Jayon Brown, 6. OL Corey Levin, 7a. OLB Josh Carraway; 7b. OT Brad Seaton; 7c. RB Khalfani Muhammad.

Undrafted rookie free agents signed: CB Jeremy Boykins, NT DeAngelo Brown, WR Bra’Lon Cherry, QB Tyler Ferguson, FB Joe Bacci, LB Johnny Ragin III, LB Denzel Johnson, RB Akeem Judd, WR KeVonn Mabon, WR, T Steven Moore, WR Giovanni Pascasio, T Jonah Pirsig, WR Mekale McKay, K/P Jordan Gay, WR Darius Jennings, CB Manny Abad, C Mark Spelman, DE Cameron Robbins.

Unrestricted free agents signed: CB Logan Ryan, S Johnathan Cyprien, NT Sylvester Williams, R Eric Weems, LB Daren Bates, S Brynden Trawick, G Tim Lelito, CB Demontre Hurst, WR Eric Decker.

Restricted free agents signed: None.

Players acquired via trade: None.

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