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.
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.
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.