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Published: Tue, May 02, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Titans sit out 2nd round, then trade up for wide receiver


Jackson also extends USC's record of first round draft picks to 80. In those games, he averaged 6.0 receptions, 78 yards, and 0.6 touchdowns per game - impressive statistics when you factor in the caliber of quarterback he played with.

Mularkey said Jackson's versatility brings "added value" and could tempt the Titans to use him on offense occasionally.

He worked on the 50-50 balls with a lot of ball drills, alongside Fleck, now the coach at Minnesota, and receivers coach Matt Simon, who went with Fleck to Minnesota.

"I've heard Tennessee, Philly, Cleveland, Baltimore and Arizona", said Davis.

If you're looking for a real out-of-nowhere story in this draft, Hogan certainly fits. "Sometime hindsight is best when you look back and three of those guys are gone".

Former Carolina Panthers and Baltimore Ravens wide receiver and now NFL Network analyst, Steve Smith Sr., doesn't think there's a wrong answer between any of the three.

Pundits thought that Corey Davis might have a few things working against him going into the NFL Draft: Playing for a Mid-American Conference school like Western Michigan University and an ankle injury that kept him from participating in some of the pre-draft showcases.

While the departure of the Rams has stolen most of the intrigue that accompanied the NFL Draft from St. Louis NFL fans, the presence of St. Louis area players still provides some reason for excitement.

Selecting Davis at No. 5 freed up the Titans take a corner at pick 18. Jackson thankfully does not share Jones' penchant for off-field trouble. They're getting a dynamic kick returner. Last season for the Broncos, he played in 14 games including the Goodyear Cotton Bowl against the Wisconsin Badgers in January. The only question mark appears to be how the slightly built corner will hold up against National Football League receivers. The Titans run a stable offense, meaning that they don't specifically focus on passing the ball too much or running the ball too much. He has a quick, shifty style and can get deep and turn small gains into big ones with his run-after-catch ability. This offseason, the Titans needed to add speed and playmakers.

Five months ago, in the second quarter of a Friday night game against Toledo, Corey Davis became the all-time leader in receiving yards in FBS history.

This is the second time a member of the Davis family has been apart of the NFL. He even said himself after being drafted how versatile he can be. How advanced he is will determine if he can unseat a veteran for a spot on the 53-man roster initially or whether he will be a project who needs time to develop.

Still with one large need left to fill, edge rusher, the Titans were able to find a quality player in Josh Carraway from TCU.

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