2. Corey Davis (Tennessee Titans No. 5)
The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft certainly didn’t disappoint when it comes to unexpected surprises, and the Tennessee Titans certainly pulled off a major one at No. 5 by making Corey Davis the first wide receiver selected from this year’s class. Keep in mind the only reason why the Titans had this pick in the first place was from the trade made last year with the Rams so they could land Jared Goff with the top overall pick.
Every team would love to be in the position Tennessee found themselves in heading into Thursday when seeing how much they benefitted from Los Angeles only winning four games during the 2016 season. As mentioned before, the Titans most likely assumed this extra pick they acquired from the Rams would have fallen in the middle of the first round at best, but now Marcus Mariota has every reason in the world to be thrilled with the addition of a dangerous wideout like Davis.
The numbers alone by Davis (331 catches for 5,278 yards with 52 touchdowns in four years) show why he was considered one of the top offensive players from this year’s draft, and it will be interesting to see what type of impact he can have right away in Tennessee. As for Los Angeles, it’s tough to determine whether they would have taken the high risk on Davis at No. 5, but seeing his production at Western Michigan still makes this tough to accept.