In his latest Mock Draft, NFL.com draft analyst Bucky Brooks has Penn State wide receiver Jahan Dotson going to the Tennessee Titans with the 26h overall pick.
Brooks sees Dotson as a fit for the Titans because upgrading the receiving corps should be a top priority due to struggles in the passing game last season, mostly due to injuries to their top two receivers A.J. Brown and Julio Jones.
Brooks also thinks that Dotson can be a big-play threat with great hands and elite route-running skills that will provide depth alongside Brown, Jones, and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine. Westbrook-Ikhine got significant playing time last season with the injuries as he finished second on the team in receptions with 38. Ryan Tannehill lacked that consistent big-play threat all last season, and it was a huge reason why the Titans lost to the Cincinnati Bengals in the Divisional Round last season.
Jones is heading into his age 33 season and coming off two consecutive injury-plagued seasons in which he has suited up for only 19 games, which could result in him being a potential salary-cap casualty. The Titans can save $4.8 million if Jones is released before June 1. Brown has solidified himself as the Titans’ number one wide receiver, but he has dealt with his assortment of nagging lower-body injuries as well.
Dotson and Brown could complement each other very well with Dotson’s ability to stretch the field with Brown’s physicality as a bigger receiver doing things such as working the underneath and intermediate routes. That would give Tannehill the help he needs in the passing game and open up more room for Derrick Henry, who should be fully healthy after his foot injury.