It will be an interesting few days for the Tennessee Titans as they’re a team with very few holes. Will they make any noise in Round 1 of the 2022 NFL Draft? Or will the Titans trade down as they did in our final 2022 NFL Mock Draft?
Tennessee Titans 2022 7-Round Mock Draft
Here are projections of every pick the Tennessee Titans could make within a 7-Round 2022 NFL Mock Draft with the Pro Football Network staff as the general manager. This is what we would do with the picks after the board shook out while doing a full 7-round, 32-team mock draft.
Round 2, Pick 43 (mock trade from ATL): Christian Harris, LB, Alabama
Mock Trade: The Titans traded pick No. 26 in the first round to the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for pick Nos. 43, 74, and a 2023 second-round pick.
The Titans traded back and still received a big-time need in Christian Harris. It was getting a bit dicey in this 2022 NFL Mock Draft when Muma and Tindall went off the board, but Harris was still around, thus not forcing Tennessee’s hand at trading up. Harris can go sideline to sideline very well and has an underrated ability when rushing the passer.
Round 3, Pick 74 (from ATL): Trey McBride, TE, Colorado State
The need for an exciting playmaker at the tight end position is palpable for the Titans. They grab the best after-the-catch option at the position with their new pick from Atlanta in Trey McBride. Featured heavily in the Colorado State offense last season, McBride was the lone bright spot for the Rams in 2021. He’s a threat in the receiving game and no slouch when it comes to blocking.
Round 3, Pick 90: Alec Pierce, WR, Cincinnati
A big man with an incredible athletic profile, Alec Pierce is so much more than a possession receiver. Pierce is a threat to go the distance every time he touches the ball. He just so happens to also have a terrific contested-catch ability and catch radius. Pierce should quickly race up the depth chart in Tennessee.
Round 4, Pick 131: Isaiah Thomas, EDGE, Oklahoma
The depth at EDGE gets a boost in Tennessee with Isaiah Thomas‘ selection. He’s a big dude with a bigger pass-rush arsenal. Thomas can play various roles on the Titans’ defensive line, utilizing his strength and speed in several ways.
Round 4, Pick 143 (compensatory selection): Jermaine Waller, CB, Virginia Tech
Pairing Jermaine Waller with his former teammate in Caleb Farley seems like a great idea, especially when cornerback is a need for Tennessee. Waller, who had his best year with Farley opposite him, could use the familiar face as he adjusts to the NFL game. He has the coverage ability and the hands at the catch point to make an impact in the league.
Round 5, Pick 169: Mario Goodrich, CB, Clemson
Doubling down on the cornerback position, the Titans grab Mario Goodrich here. Goodrich has shown an ability to lock down top receivers and take over at times. He doesn’t allow a ton of yards after the catch and has sound technique.
Round 6, Pick 204: Dawson Deaton, C, Texas Tech
A depth move in the short term, Dawson Deaton could eventually take over for Ben Jones after the veteran center signed a two-year extension this offseason. Deaton has been a stalwart in pass protection through multiple quarterbacks and coordinators during his time at Texas Tech and should pick up the playbook in Tennessee quickly.
Round 6, Pick 219 (compensatory selection): James Houston IV, LB, Jackson State
Get to know Jackson State players now before they start making more appearances in mock drafts with Deion Sanders running things. James Houston made a name for himself before Sanders’ arrival, and he made his name known even more during the offseason. Houston processes plays very well and has an agile speed in his game that pairs with his strength through contact.