Titans among teams in attendance at Trevor Lawrence’s Pro Day

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The Tennessee Titans were one of 17 teams who made it out to the Pro Day of Clemson quarterback, Trevor Lawrence, who is the assumed future No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft.

This was confirmed by MMQB’s Albert Breer, who notes the Titans weren’t one of the teams to send any coaches, but did send a scout.

Of course, the Titans have no shot at Lawrence being that they’re selecting at No. 22 overall in the first round, so why exactly would they send representation there?

While it’s possible Tennessee is just scouting a player they’ll be seeing twice a year for several years to come being that the Jacksonville Jaguars own the No. 1 overall pick, the team’s interest could be in the only other draft prospect to work out with Lawrence, wide receiver Cornell Powell.

Powell has been moving up draft boards in recent weeks after his impressive showing during Senior Bowl week. The 6-foot, 210-pound receiver finished the 2020 campaign with 882 receiving yards and seven scores.

The Titans will be in the market for a wide receiver no matter what happens with pending free agent Corey Davis, as the team desperately needs depth behind their top-two wideouts.

Here’s a bit more on Powell, courtesy of Ian Cummings of Pro Football Network:

“Off of physical traits alone, Cornell Powell is extremely intriguing. He stands at 6-foot-0, 210 pounds, which is a solid frame for the NFL level. That size allows him to compete in contested situations, in conjunction with good body control. It also implies more capacity to withstand contact, although Powell hasn’t explicitly displayed that ability consistently.

“What Powell has displayed consistently is his speed. It’s not elite deep speed, but Powell has a healthy pace to fall back on. He also has fairly solid explosiveness. The Clemson wide receiver gears up nicely in open space, and he also shows flashes of short-area burst when taking short RAC receptions. Again, it’s not elite, but it’s enough to make plays and create against defensive backs.”

Where Powell ends up going in the draft remains to be seen, but he should certainly be on Tennessee’s radar.

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