Titans Snag Two More Offensive Weapons on Day 2
Marcus Mariota has got to be a very happy man right now.
On day 2 of the NFL Draft, after grabbing Western Michigan wide receiver Corey Davis with the fifth overall pick, the Titans added even more talent to the offensive side of the ball on Friday night.
After trading up to the 72nd overall pick, the Titans selected Western Kentucky wide receiver Taywan Taylor. Taylor, much like the aforementioned Davis, improved in each of his four college seasons. Taylor finished the 2016 campaign with 98 catches for 1,730 yards and 17 touchdowns. At the NFL Combine, Taylor finished with a blazing 4.50 time in the 40-yard dash. Taylor will surely provide a solid security blanket for Marcus Mariota.
With their second third-round pick, the Titans selected Florida International tight end Jonnu Smith at #100 overall. Smith, who finished the 2016 season with 42 receptions, is someone who fits the mold of what the Titans are looking for: a tight end who is not afraid to block. Mike Mayock says that Smtih, “is more of an H-Back”, but that he is a good competitor, and does pretty much everything very well.
The Titans continued their strong start to the 2017 draft, following up the selections of Davis and Jackson with the selections of Taylor and Smith. And with three picks coming up on Saturday, it will be interesting to see if the Titans do any more maneuvering in the final four rounds of the draft.