New Titans general manager Jon Robinson worked the draft aggressively. He traded down from No. 1 to No. 15 and then back up to No. 8. There he took offensive tackle Jack Conklin. He's a good system fit, but it was surprising to see him get picked ahead of Laremy Tunsil. Robinson attacked his needs with three second-round picks, grabbing pass rusher Kevin Dodd and defensive tackle Austin Johnson to help the defense. Both help the run game, and Dodd should be able to get after the quarterback. Don't be surprised when Derrick Henry beats DeMarco Murray for the starting running back job.
In the fifth round, the Titans got a solid wide receiver in Tajae Sharpe. He's not a star athlete, but he has good hands and toughness. Cornerback LeShaun Sims is a four-year starter at Southern Utah. He has solid size and good athleticism. Sixth rounder Sebastian Tretola is a player who will stick early as a backup, but he has the size to be turned into a starter at some point.
—Dan Kadar, SB Nation
Conklin will start immediately at right tackle. I've got some big reservations about his ability to hold up in pass protection, but he's a tough guy that will give a boost to a struggling rushing attack. Conklin will have to get more consistent with his footwork and balance to succeed in pass protection at the next level.
"Kevin Dodd is a big pass rusher with length. 6-5 277 pounds. He came on late for the Tigers last season and put on a show in the national championship game. Dodd will offer immediate depth along the edges.
Johnson (6-4, 314) is a run stuffer. He's huge and can play some nose tackle. This could be your long term answer in the middle." -- Music City Miracles
Shocker. I'm stunned. Henry now slides in behind Murray and will offer the Titans a special athlete and a big body. It's clear that Mike Mularkey isn't messing around with this exotic smashmouth thing.
The Titans signed Rashad Johnson to a one-year deal this offseason. Byard probably isn't going to come in and start over Johnson, but he will have a year to learn and be ready to take over in 2017.
The 6'2 194 pounder had some of the smallest hands of this receiver class. Sharpe put up over 1,200 yards in his past two seasons at UMass. He will compete with Tre McBride for a back-end depth role.
The Tennessee Titans trade back into the fifth round and select CB LeShaun Sims from Southern Utah. Sims is 6-0 203 pounds with 4.5 speed. He fits into that mold of heigh-weight-speed guys at cornerback.
Tretola is a big bodied (6-4, 315) powerhouse prospect. Pile pusher with a nasty streak. Below average athletic ability could limit his career. He should offer decent depth right away.
The Tennessee Titans have selected UCLA linebacker Aaron Wallace in the 7th round. Total upside pick here. Wallace is a developmental edge rushing prospect. He's 6-3, 240 and shows decent athletic ability and burst. He will likely immediately contribute on special teams.
The Tennessee Titans have selected Kalan Reed with the final pick of the NFL Draft. Reed is 5-11, 192 pounds and ran a reported 4.3 at his pro day. He's physical and instinctive and drew rave reviews from pro football focus.