The 2023 NFL Draft is complete, and the Tennessee Titans made six picks.
The Titans needed to improve, with the help of their selections, to become an AFC playoff team.
The 33rd Team Scouting Dept. graded every pick in this year’s draft, here’s how the Titans fared:
Tennessee Titans 2023 NFL Draft Grades
11. Peter Skoronski, OT, Northwestern
Peter Skoronski (scouting report) is a technically sound football player. However, his lack of length makes him difficult to project as an offensive tackle in the NFL. Offensive guard is not a premium position you draft this high unless that player is a truly special player and athlete. If Skoronski turns into a perennial Pro Bowl guard, the Titans will be vindicated with this pick.
33. Will Levis, QB, Kentucky
The Titans needed a quarterback, and they landed what they hope is their signal-caller of the future. Kentucky’s Will Levis (scouting report) had to wait through the entire first round, but he didn’t have to wait long in round 2. Levis has the size, arm strength, toughness and mobility to fit in this offense. Levis played in a pro system in college and should have a short learning curve in year one.
81. Tyjae Spears, RB Tulane
Tyjae Spears (scouting report) is a productive and instinctive player with outstanding vision. He has good hands out of the backfield and is a top-level route runner. Spears possesses good, but not elite speed, and shows good toughness for his size. He will be in the mix to get carries for the Titans.
147. Josh Whyle, TE, Cincinnati
Josh Whyle (scouting report) is a tall, athletic tight end who aligns all throughout the formation. He is a reliable receiving option who provides solid in-line blocking and toughness. He has stiffness in his hips, which shows in his average change of direction skills. The Titans land a reliable option and find great value in the fifth round. Whyle could be a starter at some point in the future.
186. Jaelyn Duncan, OT, Maryland
Jaelyn Duncan (scouting report) has solid overall movement skills and is able to bend, but he needs to get stronger. NFL coaching should improve his inconsistent technique.
228. Colton Dowell, WR, Tennessee-Martin
Colton Dowell (scouting report) is a good sized wide receiver with good length. He ran well at his pro day (4.44) and has some explosiveness. He had 19 career touchdowns and 177 career receptions at UT-Martin.