How the Draft's Top Three WRs Stack Up to What Titans' Leadership Likes


The Tennessee Titans are in a better place with their wide receiver room than years prior, maybe even the best. But they’re not done. There is a difference between hope and expectation and the Grand Canyon-sized gap between those two words is how to view Treylon Burks and Kyle Philips as they both enter year three.

You hope that both turn things around in various facets of their game, but the Titans should not expect that they will. Neither of those players precludes the Titans from drafting a wide receiver, should the right opportunity present itself in any round of the draft. It would be insane to pass up on the wide receivers in this draft, even the ones on Day Three. Pulling a Colton Dowell-like move, where they ignore a deep WR class that will dry up by the seventh round, would be a tough pill to swallow. 

Sep 3, 2023; Orlando, Florida, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive back Renardo Green (8) defends a pass intended for Louisiana State Tigers wide receiver Malik Nabers (8) during the first half at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports
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However, based on their comments, I don’t believe that will be the case. In fact, it would be downright stunning if they don’t address wide receiver before the beginning of the sixth round. Brian Callahan spoke in great detail about needing playmakers at the position and if all things are created equal, get the guy that scores points. Derrick Mason on 102.5 has said that he “knows” Ran Carthon really wanted Zay Flowers last year. That lets us know that it is not out of the realm of possibility that one of the top three wide receivers in this draft could be picked over Joe Alt.

So, how do each of the top-3 consensus players stack up to what the Titans decision decision-makers have traditionally looked for? Let’s talk it out.

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