The Tennessee Titans had had Corey Davis on their radar all through the draft process.
Many thought the Titans might try to select him with the second of their two first-round draft picks.
But the Titans, who had brought Davis in for a pre-draft visit, used the fifth overall pick in the draft on Davis out of Western Michigan rather than address their defensive needs in the secondary.
Davis follows the narrative of what Titans general manager Jon Robinson has looked for in a wide receiver since taking over the front office last year – production, good route-running and blocking.
Davis is the all-time leader in FBS history with 5,285 yards receiving at Western Michigan. He joins Randy Moss as the only Mid-American Conference wide receivers to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft.
By selecting Davis first, it addresses an area on the Titans roster that was thin on numbers after the departure of Kendall Wright as a free agent. Davis jumps into the wide receiver fray in Tennessee with Rishard Matthews, Tajae Sharpe, veteran Harry Douglas and kick returner Eric Weems, who joined the team as a free agent from Atlanta. Read full story here!
The Tennessee Titans used their second first-round pick at a much-needed position at cornerback, selecting Adoree’ Jackson of Southern California at No. 18 overall.
Jackson, a very versatile player who is also a kick returner, was the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2016,
Jackson should come in and compete right away as a starting cornerback, thanks to his speed, ability to break on the football. Jackson had 138 tackles, 29 pass breakups and six interceptions on defense for the Trojans.
Jackson, 5-10, 186 pounds, is also a track athlete and played on offense and special teams with 39 receptions. He has scored touchdowns as a receiver, a punt returner, kickoff returner and defensive back. Read full story here!
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