TEN­NESSEE TI­TANS

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Grade: C

Gen­eral man­ager Jon Robin­son nabbed two first-round-wor­thy tal­ents early and a su­per ath­letic de­fen­sive back in the fifth round, but all three moves came af­ter trad­ing up, leav­ing the Ti­tans with one other pick. Ten­nessee’s ros­ter is in much better shape than in the past, but of­fen­sive line depth and an­other of­fen­sive weapon could have helped. Even with early im­pacts likely from Evans and Landry, op­por­tu­nity cost hurts the grade.

Best pick

Harold Landry might have been a top-10 pick if he de­clared af­ter his 161⁄ 2- sack col­lege cam­paign in 2016. In­juries helped lead to a down 2017 sea­son (5.0 sacks). With Brian Orakpo and Der­rick Mor­gan en­ter­ing con­tract years, this is a great marriage of value and need, as Landry might be the best pure pass-rusher in the class. He is quick at the snap and ran a 4.69 40-yard dash at the scout­ing com­bine.

Up­side pick

Dane Cruik­shank played safety at Ari­zona State, but he has the move­ment skills (4.41-sec­ond 40-yard dash, 38.5inch ver­ti­cal, 10-1 broad jump) to play al­most anywhere in the sec­ondary. He al­ready has big-play up­side, hav­ing in­ter­cepted both South­ern Cal­i­for­nia’s Sam Darnold and UCLA’s Josh Rosen in 2017. He also added 75 tack­les in 13 games last sea­son for the Wild­cats.

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