2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
9-7, 1st in AFC South

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the Titans picks so far through the first three rounds of the draft: 1a. Corey Davis WR, Western Michigan; 1b. Adoree' Jackson, CB, USC; 3a. Taywan Taylor, WR, Western Kentucky; 3b. Jonnu Smith, TE, Florida International.

play
Titans providing Mariota with multiple weapons (0:56)
play
Jonnu Smith draft highlights (0:46)

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

TE Jonnu Smith wants people to watch him play and say: "That guy plays with a lot of grit, he's going to fight for every inch, every yard." The Titans think he's better at the point of attack than many may believe. "I'm a tight end," he said. "If I wasn't able to block they wouldn't have drafted me."

play0:31

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Three of the Titans four draft picks so far had just one scholarship offer. GM Jon Robinson said he likes the way Corey Davis, Taywan Taylor and Jonnu Smith forged careers despite being told no.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Jonnu Smith is just two seasons removed from leading the nation's tight ends in catches (61), yards (710) and TDs (8) as a sophomore in 2014. He left FIU as the program's all-time leader in catches (178) and receiving yards (2,001) for tight ends, and the Panthers' third-most TD catches (18) overall.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

With pick No. 100 -- the last piece of the blockbuster trade that sent the No. 1 pick in the 2016 draft to the Rams -- the Titans picked Florida International TE Jonnu Smith. He made headlines when his girlfriend scalded him with boiling water. He's been compared to Delanie Walker and the Titans are in need of a second, versatile tight end after the free-agent departure of Anthony Fasano who went to Miami as a free agent. Out of four picks, he's the third that will be catching passes from Marcus Mariota.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Titans getting ready for their second pick of the third round here, at No. 100. So far they've gone receiver, corner, receiver and gotten a lot faster. Could be time for a LB or a TE.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Western Michigan was the only D-1 offer for Corey Davis. Western Kentucky was the only D-1 offer for Taywan Taylor. Titans have a couple new self-made receivers on the roster and raring to catch passes from Marcus Mariota.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Titans third-round WR Taywan Taylor from Western Kentucky: "I've got family in Nashville. I just can't put it into words. I'm just so happy to be close to home, able to play in front of my family and friends." How does he see his game? "Most definitely being a deep threat, attacking the field vertically, making yards after the catch."

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

New Titans receiver Taywan Taylor made a lot of big plays at Western Kentucky. Per PFF, he was first in the country in 2016 with 948 deep passing yards, second with 20 catches of 20 yards or more and 21st in deep catch percentage at .465. The Titans had 53 pass plays of 20 yards or more last year and clearly want to grow in that area.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

The Titans have added playmakers at the wide receiver position in this draft with Corey Davis and Taywan Taylor. More speed and explosive play ability down the field for QB Marcus Mariota.

play0:51

Titans add Taywan Taylor to receiving corps

Marcus Mariota has another target. The Western Kentucky wideout, who caught 98 passes for 1,730 yards last season, became the second receiver taken by Tennessee, which picked Corey Davis in the first round.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Taywan Taylor led FBS with 15 receptions of 40 yards or more last season, and finished third in FBS in receiving yards (1,730).

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Titans traded up with New England to select Taywan Taylor, the receiver out of Western Kentucky. They took Corey Davis No. 5 overall and use another pick to build up a group of weapons for Marcus Mariota. He's smaller at 5-foot-11, 203-pounds, but like Davis got a lot of yards after the catch during a very productive college career.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Titans traded with the Patriots and are on the clock for pick 72. That's up 11 slots. Need another CB, TE, ILB, OLB.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The deal that got the Titans All-Pro RT Jack Conklin in 2016 meant they sat out the just-completed second round. The Titans got Conklin (at No. 8) and No. 176, which they traded. Cleveland got a couple Colemans -- No. 15 WR Corey Coleman and No. 76 OT Shon Coleman -- as well as No. 52 this year, Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Barring a trade, the Titans are sitting out from No. 18 until No. 83 in the third round. "Pretty tough, pretty tough," GM Jon Robinson said. "I would like to get in the action and mix it up a little bit, so we'll see how it comes. It's a long wait until 83, I think. We'll do what we got to do." I asked if he and Mike Mularkey will remind each other they aren't picking in the second round because they have All-Pro RT Jack Conklin, Robinson said, "We will now, yeah."

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Titans ask their new players to name a living or historical figure they would like to meet. Adoree' Jackson's answer: "The guy who invented Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (Harry Burnett ‘H.B.' Reese). A genius. That's my favorite candy. I eat that like it ain't nothing."

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Mularkey said the Titans will certainly look to match up first-round pick Adoree' Jackson and free-agent addition Logan Ryan, their two top cornerbacks, on specific receivers. To me, that suggests we'll see Jackson on players like Indianapolis' T.Y. Hilton, Houston's Will Fuller Jacksonville's Allen Hurns and Ryan on guys like Houston's DeAndre Hopkins and Jacksonville's Allen Robinson.

Team Stats

Passing Yards221.325th
Rushing Yards136.73rd
Points For23.814th
Points Against23.6Tied-16th

Find Tickets