Tennessee Titans 2020 NFL Draft Grades

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Sep 8, 2018; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers cornerback Kristian Fulton (22) against the Southeastern Louisiana Lions during the first quarter of a game at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

In Focus: Kristian Fulton - LSU Tigers

Round 1, Pick 29: Isaiah Wilson, Tackle, Georgia. A-

The Tennessee Titans used their first-round draft pick on Jack Conklin’s replacement, Georgia’s Right Tackle Isaiah Wilson. The first time I saw Isaiah Wilson, he’s huge! At 6’7 350 he can do amazing impact run blocking for Derrick Henry in the backfield. Right now, the starting Right Tackle for the Titans is Dennis Kelly. Also a big man, standing at 6’8 321. It’s pretty safe to say, Vrabel loves his protection for Ryan Tannehill. In my opinion this was a really good pick for the Tennessee Titans in the first round. 

Round 2, Pick 61: Kristian Fulton, Defensive Back, LSU. A+ (Pictured)

The Titans addressed their need for a slot corner that can also play outside. The Tennessee Titans lost Logan Ryan, which was a huge part of their secondary and they also lost Leshaun Sims. Kristian Fulton was the third-best corner in this draft, the fact that he fell to 61 was insane to me. I was very shocked when he was available in the second round alone. This gives the Titans a good CB3 assuming that Adoree Jackson and Malcolm Butler will start over him. Kristian Fulton also has amazing playmaking skills & the lockdown ability. Tremendous pick for the Titans fitting their need for a slot corner.

Round 3, Pick 93: Darrynton Evans, Running Back, App, State. B-

Third Round pick Darryton Evans was a big need for the Titans as they were looking for that backup role for Derrick Henry. Evans, listed at 5’11 201 had a 4.41, 40-yard dash. This will add speed to the Titans backfield, also Evans can find the open lane. The Tennessee Titans were 8-0 including playoff wins whenever Henry went for 100+ rushing yards. Evans will be ready to play a key backup role for the Titans under Derrick Henry.

Round 5, Pick 174: Larrell Murchison, Defensive Tackle, NC State. B

Larrell Murchison is a good pickup for the Titans to replace pro bowler, Jurrell Casey. He’s an all-around player at the DLine, you can put him at the edge, nose tackle, defensive tackle, etc. He also has a quick motor, his eyes are all-around the ball. At the top of his rush, he does a spin move to get off a few tackles to get to the quarterback. Murchison, also has some weaknesses like, unable to explode off the initial block, or that he has low reaction timing. I expect his role as a Titan is to be a key depth player behind Jeffery Simmons or Daquan Jones.

Round 7, Pick 224: Cole McDonald, Quarterback, Hawaii. A-

The Tennessee Titans selected Cole McDonald with their first 7th round selection in the 2020 NFL draft. McDonald can read defensive schemes and make adjustments as needed. Also he has a cannon as an arm throwing 65 yards flat-footed, and can also make touch throws to the runaway receiver. This is a perfect backup for the Titans as Jon Robinson (Tennessee TItans GM) can lay down the right cards with him, and make McDonald Succeed. 

Round 7, Pick 243: Chris Jackson, Safety, Marshall. C

The Tennessee Titans got Chris Jackson from Marshall with their last pick in this year’s draft. Chris Jackson will be a backup to Dane Cruikshank, who is Kenny Vaccaro’s backup, so he will be a third-string on the depth chart. Jackson has a lot of speed and upside to his game, he can also play slot, dime, and nickel packages. In coverage at Marshall during his senior year, he had fifteen pass breakups and six passes defended. Needless to say, the Titans got a decent depth piece to match their secondary with. 

All in all, the Titans did a really good job on their first-ever virtual draft. They got rotational depth pieces, some core backups including Darrynton Evans, Cole McDonald, Kristian Fulton, and Isaiah “Panda” Wilson. Looking forward to the 2020-21 season to arrive!  

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