Found April 27, 2012 on
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By Kerry J. Byrne
Cold, Hard Football Facts Dull Hood Ornament
It didn’t take long for the biggest loser to emerge from the first round of the 2012 draft.
The Tennessee Titans painted a big, huge aquamarine “L” on their foreheads when they used the No. 19 overall pick to grab Kendall Wright, a Shiny Hood Ornament wide receiver out of Baylor. The great football philosopher Tom Petty said that even the losers get lucky sometime. Must be the strategy Tennessee management employed when it made the pick: hoping for a little luck.
After all, the track record when it comes to this team harvesting notable wide receivers is truly one of the great horror stories of recent draft history.
Now, Wright was a mighty fine receiver in college. He caught an incredible 108 passes for 1,663 yards and 14 TD last season as the top batterymate of Heisman winner Robert Griffin III. He could prove to be the second coming of Jerry Rice.
But even then, even if he’s a home run, he will do li...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Tennessee Titans have selected wide receiver Kendall Wright of Baylor with the No. 20 pick overall.
Wright becomes an extra target for either Matt Hasselbeck or Jake Locker with Kenny Britt coming off a torn right ACL.
Wright is just the fourth receiver taken by this franchise in the first round but the second in four years. Britt was their first-round pick in 2009.
Entering the 2012 NFL Draft, wide receiver wasn’t on the list of the top three needs for the Tennessee Titans.
But that didn’t stop the team from making a surprise selection again this April and taking the star receiver out of Baylor.
Kendall Wright saw steady growth in his four-year college career at Baylor.
“When he gets the ball in his hands, he’s special,” Mike Mayock...
The Tennessee Titans have selected SMU tight end Taylor Thompson with the 145th pick overall after making their first trade this draft with Miami to move up 10 spots.
Tennessee sent the Dolphins the 155th pick overall along with No. 227 in the seventh round to jump up and select the 6-foot-6, 287-pound Thompson.
He was first-team Conference USA as a junior at defensive end when...
The Tennessee Titans clearly fell in love with Zach Brown’s athleticism. There’s no denying the fact that he can fly around the field, but he isn’t an true impact player in any aspect of the game at this stage in his career. I did give him a late 2nd-round grade based on his athleticism and potential, however, so I will still give the pick a solid B.
What I don’t like about...
After last night's knee-jerk negative reaction to the Tennessee Titans taking Kendall Wright with their own 20th pick in the first round of this year's NFL draft, it's time to expand those thoughts on how he fits in and what his acquisition means for the Titans.A lot of people I respect have Wright ranked highly. My former Football Outsiders colleague Doug Farrar ranked...
The Tennessee Titans didn’t fill a need with this selection, but it’s a great value pick. I had Kendall Wright in the top 10 on my draft board, so the Titans obviously did a nice job getting him at 20.
Wright is an explosive deep threat and will complement Kenny Britt well in Tennessee. Jake Locker has to be feeling great about this selection.
With the 20th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft the Tennessee Titans select WR Kendall Wright from Baylor U. He will help out Rutgers standout Kenny Britt. Wright gives the Titans and QB Hassleback a vertical game that they much need to open up the running game.
As a true freshman in 2008, Wright played in all 12 games and led the team in receptions with 50, receiving...
With their second round pick, the Tennessee Titans addressed a need for another potential playmaker at the OLB position by selecting North Carolina's Zach Brown.
Referred to by Jon Gruden during ESPN's Draft Coverage as a track-athlete playing football, Brown's athletic ability is highly apparent as evidenced by an impressive 4.44 forty-yard dash time. Of course...
With their own first round pick in the 2012 NFL draft, twentieth overall, the Tennessee Titans supplemented their receiving corps by selecting Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor.Wright was the favored target for the draft's second overall pick, Robert Griffin III. He had a monster senior season with 108 catches for 1,663 yards and 14 touchdowns, and good productivity every season with...
With pass rushers galore on the board and one of the best offensive guards in recent memory still available, the Tennessee Titans instead took wide receiver Kendall Wright on Thursday out of Baylor with the 20th overall pick in the NFL Draft.
In the event that Titans' top wide receiver Kenny Britt is not back to 100 percent after having blown out his ACL last season, the 5-foot...
Beyond being first-round picks of the Titans, Jake Locker, Derrick Morgan, and Kenny Britt all had pre-draft workouts and/or visits with the Tennessee Titans. While different teams use visits and workouts for different purposes, this suggests the Titans are at least very amenable to the idea of drafting players they had individual attention on in the pre-draft process. In case they...
Another potential sleeper in this year's draft, Kentucky's Danny Trevathan:
Great speed and pursuit on plays. Trevathan has great fundamentals and is a tackling machine, as he led the SEC and ranked #5 nationally. He also was mentioned for All-American awards. He will add to any team’s linebacker depth chart.
Small at 6’0”. If he...