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The Tennessee Titans made plenty of cuts and additions that surprised some people this offseason. Cutting both Adoree’ Jackson and Malcolm Butler at the cornerback position and signing Bud Dupree to rush the passer at outside linebacker caught plenty off guard.
Tennessee made a few other additions and had a solid offseason to build their team and they should be competitive yet again for a playoff spot, but there just seems to be one thing missing.
The wide receiver depth took a hit this offseason with the release of Adam Humphries and Corey Davis leaving for the Jets. A.J. Brown is still there and on his rookie contract and they did go out and sign former Rams’ wide receiver Josh Reynolds to a one-year deal. After these two, there aren’t too many wide receivers on the roster that can consistently hurt teams. Looking at what is left out there in free agency, it may not make much sense for Tennessee to sign someone with expectations of filling that role.
With that being said, don’t be surprised if the Titans draft a wide receiver for their slot position. Specifically, Kadarius Toney. He would fit perfectly in the slot for the Titans on offense and be a great replacement for Humphries, whom the team cut this offseason after an injury-marred second season in Nashville. Toney is quick and elusive, which is perfect for the slot position, where corners never really get to pump those receivers.
Some might say drafting Toney would not be the smartest move for Tennessee because of their style of play. The Titans do like to run the football, however, the passing game does have to continue to evolve and what better way to help that evolve than to add more weapons to it?
Losing Jonnu Smith was already hard enough on this team and to not add another weapon to make defenses sweat would not be a good move at all. It would essentially make them easier to cover offensively with less weapons.
The Titans made all the right moves this offseason despite some fans hating some of the cuts they made. However, making this offseason complete requires them to continue to make their offense whole and that means adding another slot guy to further diversify the offense.
Toney could be available when they pick in the first round and that would be ideal for many who follow the team. Some mock drafts have him being selected by the Titans. Even if they don’t draft him though, they still have to address that spot. It is critical for their growth.