Round 4: Cam Taylor-Britt
The Titans fully expect last year’s first-round pick Caleb Farley to come back from injury and contribute next season, but medical issues are a legitimate concern. Acquiring an insurance policy at cornerback would be a shrewd move by the team’s front office in this draft.
Taylor-Britt is a very physical prospect who really pops on film. He hits more like a safety while still having the speed and agility required to hold up in coverage. The former Nebraska star looks a little more comfortable when playing zone, but he can hold up in press man as well. Nabbing a prospect capable of becoming an outside starter in Round 4 represents great value.
Round 4: Cole Strange
Strange isn’t going to arrive in the NFL ready to play right away, but he has the raw, physical tools required to grow into an above-average starter at guard. In particular, his powerful leg drive and nasty streak as a run blocker should appeal to the Titans’ front office.
The development Strange needs to experience is in the pass blocking department. He’s a bit stiff when it comes to handling quicker defensive linemen. That deficiency can be somewhat minimized by deploying him solely at guard, but Strange still needs some serious technique improvement if he’s going to hold up against elite defenders on obvious passing downs.