Bowers is a rare tight end prospect who could land in the top five, but he would give the Titans a dynamic 1-2 punch with Chigoziem Okonkwo, who had 43 catches for 450 yards and three touchdowns as a fourth-round rookie last season. Through two seasons, Bowers has racked up 119 catches for 1,824 yards and 20 touchdowns plus an additional 165 rushing yards and four touchdowns.
Turner is going to take over this Crimson Tide defense next season after Anderson graduated to the NFL. He's undersized at 240 pounds, but he's quick and bendy off the edge. Turner has 12.5 sacks and 17 tackles for loss over two seasons despite starting only 12 of the 28 games he appeared in. And he has at least 25 pressures in each of those years. Tennessee brought in Arden Key, but Harold Landry III is coming off an ACL tear and Denico Autry is playing on the final year of his contract.
Regardless of whether their quarterback of the future is Ryan Tannehill, Will Levis or Malik Willis, the Titans will continue to be a blue-collar team built around physicality as long as Mike Vrabel remains head coach. Therefore, gifted big men like Alt make a lot of sense.
In 2023, the Tennessee Titans picked a guard and a quarterback in the first two rounds of the draft. In 2024, they will address the tackle position. Fashanu decided to stay in school this year and perhaps could have been a first-round pick. He should go in the top 10 in 2024 and will be asked to protect Will Levis.
Bowers has been the best tight end in college football from the minute he stepped onto Georgia's campus. As a true freshman, he was both the highest-graded and most valuable tight end in the country according to our wins above-average metric. This past season, he was once again the most valuable tight end and led them all in receiving yards (942), yards after the catch (479) and receiving yards after contact (274).
With another elite season, he could become the best tight end in the PFF College era.
Peter Skoronski was a great start, and I fully believe he can be an impactful tackle in the NFL. But there's still a hole on the other side of the line that would be, in theory, occupied by either Andre Dillard or Nicholas Petit-Frere. Until one of them steps up, offensive line remains a priority in Nashville. Fashanu is big and mean and has the skills to pair with Skoronski and keep whomever is throwing passes in 2024 upright.
It's not the wideout that Titans fans were itching for in the draft. Bowers, however, is the premier pass-catching talent in this draft. The 6-4, 230-pounder has been a force ever since he stepped foot in Athens, racking up 119 catches for 1,824 yards and 20 touchdowns the last two seasons. With unparalleled ability as a run-after-catch threat, Bowers can be the focal point of an NFL passing attack.