NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans boosted the line protecting Marcus Mariota with first-round pick Jack Conklin, who will likely be their right tackle. In Tajae Sharpe, they hope they’d found a weapon to help their second-year quarterback.
My take: The Titans have a lot of wide receivers on their roster. None of the incumbents are coming off great years. They have high hopes for Dorial Green-Beckham in his second season. He needs to more reliably get where they need him to be and find the ball. Kendall Wright might be in his final season with the team and has regressed. Justin Hunter has never blossomed. Harry Douglas wasn’t particularly good in his first season with the team. Free-agent addition Rishard Matthews should help. But there is room for a guy like Sharpe, who played a great deal for the Minutemen and had an exceptionally productive senior year.
Big production: Sharpe led FBS teams with 111 receptions in 2015. Pro Football Focus says the 6-foot-2, 194-pound receiver has good hands and footwork, and uses his big frame well to get in position to make catches. The questions are about the competition he faced and his ability to separate, as he ran a 4.55 and doesn’t have a big vertical jump compared to other receivers in this draft.