Fighting Chance’s 2021 NFL Draft Recap: Tennessee Titans
The 2021 NFL Draft dust is now starting to settle now that we've got each pick in stone after months (and I do mean MONTHS) of speculation, scrutiny, and an endless amount of social media chattering and shouting into the void. We're ready for a whole new wave of scrutiny with a layer of optimism or pessimism depending on each team's selection.
Today, we tackle the Tennessee Titans, so let's see what they did in this year's NFL Draft!
Who the Titans selected:
R1: Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech
R2: Dillon Radunz, OT, North Dakota State
R3: Monty Rice, LB, Georgia
R3: Elijah Molden, CB, Washington
R4: Dez Fitzpatrick, WR, Louisville
R4: Rashad Weaver, OLB/DE, Pittsburgh
R6: Racey McMath, WR, LSU
R6: Brady Breeze, DB, Oregon
The Fantasy Impact:
In Dez Fitzpatrick and Racey McMath, the Titans took a legitimate deep-threat in Fitzpatrick, who can stretch the field with Josh Reynolds and provide some home-run capability. McMath has the size (6-foot-2) and speed (4.34 40 yard time at LSU's pro day) but needs refinement. He played behind the LSU triumvirate of Justin Jefferson, Ja'Marr Chase, and Terrace Marshall Jr. but didn't break out as many had hoped. Still, there's plenty to like with both receivers. Fitzpatrick is worth a late-3rd rookie draft selection in dynasty formats while McMath is a taxi squad addition where we will see if he can make some developmental progress in his rookie season.
The Bottom Line:
Fitzpatrick might be a factor this season considering how condensed and narrow the target distribution in Tennessee is, so he's somebody to watch or, at most, draft with your last pick in redraft formats. McMath is an easy pass in redraft, however.