2023 NFL Draft Recap: Tennessee Titans
The 2023 NFL Draft has concluded after months of scrutiny about these prospects, potential landing spots, team and scheme fits, and so on. Now we get to start the entire process all over again now that we have team landing spots for these college prospects with their new NFL teams.
Today, we tackle the Tennessee Titans and how they fared in the 2023 NFL Draft.
Tennessee's 2023 NFL Draft Selections:
- Round 1, Pick 11 - Peter Skoronski, OL, Northwestern
- Round 2, Pick 33 - Will Levis, QB, Kentucky
- Round 3, Pick 81 - Tyjae Spears, RB, Tulane
- Round 5, Pick 147 - Josh Whyle, TE, Cincinnati
- Round 6, Pick 186 - Jaelyn Duncan, OL, Maryland
- Round 7, Pick 228 - Colton Dowell, WR, Tennessee-Martin
The 2023 Fantasy Football Impact
Peter Skoronski, OL, Northwestern: Whenever an offensive lineman is picked high in the draft, it is likely they will have an immediate impact on the offense. Time will tell what type of impact that will be, but Skoronski should help shore up the trenches, which should help whoever is playing QB, as well as Derrick Henry this coming season. Skoronski is listed as the starting left guard, so if he lives up to his draft capital of pick 11, he should only help the offense this coming season and in years to come.
Will Levis, QB, Kentucky: Levis was projected to go as high as two at certain points, but he ended up falling to the beginning of the second round. A polarizing prospect, the draft definitely lowered Levis's value from a dynasty perspective, but he could still become the starter as soon as this year and make an impact. He will have to compete with Malik Willis and Ryan Tannehill, but I wouldn't be surprised if he managed to surpass both of them relatively soon. I also wouldn't be surprised if he struggles to see the field at all. In redraft, I would avoid drafting him, but in dynasty, he's likely worth picking as a second or late first in rookie drafts. It will be interesting to see if Levis's fall in the draft will motivate him or be more telling of his true talent.
Tyjae Spears, RB, Tulane: With his explosiveness and non-prototypical featured back size, Spears is an interesting 3rd round pick for the Titans. He will likely compete with second-year back Hassan Haskins for the backup/complementary role behind Derrick Henry. Given he has better draft capital, I wouldn't be surprised if Spears got decent playing time this year over Haskins. I doubt he will have much value in redraft besides being a potential boom-or-bust option with limited opportunities, but given the trade rumors and the age of Derrick Henry, Spears seems to have good potential from a dynasty perspective, especially if the other young players in the offense turn out well.
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