The Tennessee Titans will undoubtedly be looking to solidify their receiving core. During the rest of the season, and one way they can take to do this is through the 2022 NFL Draft.
In the latest mock draft from Pro Football Focus’ Anthony Tresh, the Titans addressed their need for No. 26 overall by selecting Western Michigan wide receiver, Skye Moore.
Here’s Moore’s pick of Tresh, who will check the long-term slot receiver box for Tennessee.
The highest-graded wide receiver of the 2021 college football season was none of the Power Five’s top prospects—it was Western Michigan’s Skye Moore.
The 5-foot 10, 195-pound receiver tied for most of the wide receivers in 2021 after 26 broken tackles, and he was ranked in the 95th percentile in separation percentage. Despite his short stature, Moore had no problem handling press coverage on the outside, ranking in the top five per route run on those reps last season at 3.58. The cherry on top are his strong hands – the western Michigan pass-catcher checked in with the biggest hands of anyone at the Combine (10.25 inches) and dropped just three of his 125 goals in 2021, while missing eight of his 13 chances. Caught you.
As much as I love the 5-foot-10, 195-pound receiver, I’ve always hesitated to take on slot specialists in the draft, and that’s especially true in this instance when the Arkansas Trelon Burke was still on board.
Other receivers selected in Trash’s mock-up before Tennessee’s selection included Ohio State’s Garrett Wilson and Chris Olev, Alabama’s Jameson Williams, USC’s Drake London, Penn State’s Jahan Dotson and North Dakota State’s Christian Watson.
Burkes would be the preferred choice here compared to Moore, and I would also like internal offensive linemen like Boston College’s Zion Johnson and Texas A&M’s Kenyon Green, and Northern Iowa tackle Trevor Penning, all of whom were still on board. .