With the fifth overall pick, the Tennessee Titans addressed a need on the offensive side of the ball. After taking Marcus Mariota a few years ago, the Titans have been building around their franchise quarterback.
Last season, the Titans had one of the best offensive lines in the NFL. Having a strong unit in the trenches helped them not only protect Mariota but also helped them establish an elite running game. The combo of DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry helped control the game on the ground for the Titans. However, the time has come to give Mariota some weapons.
The addition of wide receiver Corey Davis with the fifth overall pick is a solid pick for the Titans. As arguably the best wide receiver in this year’s class, he fills a need for the Titans, but he might have been a bit of a reach.
At Western Michigan, Davis was able to total over 1,400 receiving yards for three straight seasons. While Western Michigan isn’t in a major conference, those type of stats are impressive. At 6’3”, Davis will be entering the NFL with the size needed to be a No.1 receiver for the Titans. With wide receiver being an important need, the Titans did well with the fifth pick.
Ziegler’s grade: B