Dontrell Hilliard Revisited

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Tungtide, May 10, 2023.

  1. Young54

    Young54 Starter

    They say that, but he was nothing exciting as a returner. I feel like we barely ever made it to the 25. Didn't he fumble one?

    So unless he was just absolutely killing it on kickoffs and punts, which I wouldn't notice, I wouldn't call him "really/very good".

    Either way, an ace special teamer is still not worthy of a 4th round pick.

    Semi-unrelated... You know who I did notice killing it on kickoffs and punts, Dylan Cole, and we got rid of him at a position of need. Silly.
  2. HurrayTitans!

    HurrayTitans! Useless trivia knowledge champion

    Not as returner but good on KO and Punts. Just what I’ve read.

    agree on Cole too.
  3. Young54

    Young54 Starter

    I mean, I would say 6+ yards per carry over a decent workload over 2 seasons is pretty special. He was also our leading receiver last year, until he got hurt. Either way, it isn't him being "special" that makes us want him, it is him being cheap, proven, and doesn't cost a draft pick. Hassan Haskin certainly hasn't been special and cost a 4th. Spears MAY be special, but cost a 3rd when we have significantly bigger needs. He's unproven and has injury concerns. Just seems silly.

    For Hilliard, was a neck injury, right? So maybe it's more serious than we think. It is also possible Vrabel just personally didn't like him. It wouldn't be the first valuable player we lose because of Vrabel... i.e. David Long Jr. and Ty Sambrillo
  4. Titans2004

    Titans2004 Pro Bowler

    We need offensive explosion and none of the WRs left on the board were rated as mid 3rd rnd guys... they obviously felt Spears could have a bigger impact than any WR at that draft pick.
  5. Tricky

    Tricky Starter

    I expect Spears to be like Jay Ajayi. Really solid for his rookie contract and then he will need to retire. And if we get 4 good years out of a 3rd round RB, I’m very happy. Probably wouldn’t be worth paying a second contract to a good RB any way.

    if Henry is gone after this year and Spears is good enough to start for 3 years, then the pick was well worth it. Still stings that we missed on WR though
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  6. Aqutis30

    Aqutis30 Do you mind - NOT being a Motaur?

    We're not going to want Spears to be a 3 down back at any point because we need to get as much use out of him as we can over the longest period of time. In the NFL, he might last a season with that bum knee as a 3 down back.
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  7. Tricky

    Tricky Starter

  8. Chronos

    Chronos Pro Bowler

    It was his coverage skills not returning skills that got him high marks on special teams. I think we all agree The Titans sometimes overvalue that over more skilled players.
  9. Carp

    Carp Starter

    The chances are slim of this happening, but given Tajae's injury history, I think his best role is as a WR gadget player, like Deebo or Alvin Kamara (who lines up out of the slot quite frequently).
  10. The Hammer

    The Hammer Ace Degenerate


    Burks was out best receiver
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