With the 135th pick in the 4th round of the 2021 NFL Draft, the Tennessee Titans finally got the depth on the edge they were seeking.
In their search, the Titans ended up landing a consensus 2020 All-American (Pitt’s first since 2016) in the process in Rashad Weaver, who is a phenomenal value at this point in the draft.
Last season Tennessee’s defense was extremely deficient of consistently making plays in the opposing backfield. Now, they add the ACC leader in sacks and tackles for loss per game to a revamped front seven.
It should be noted that Weaver did have a season-ending knee injury in 2019 but bounced back and had arguably his best year in 2020 despite all the uncertainty of the 2020 season.
Weaver will have the luxury of being a rotational player early on in his career while he develops into a much larger role down the line.
Awesome rep by NDSU’s Dillon Radunz against Pitt EDGE Rashad Weaver. pic.twitter.com/HIIiscZegy
— Hollywood Dante (@DanteCollinelli) January 27, 2021
The 6-foot-5, 259-pound Pittsburgh product is a tall and athletic defensive lineman who must add bulk to his frame, and you’d like to see more speed-to-power in his game.
Weaver has an incredibly high ceiling but he must become more consistent with the fundamentals of his position, as he can rely on his athleticism too much at times.
Nonetheless, this is a phenomenal pick here in Round 4 for all parties involved and both the Titans and Weaver will reap the benefits in the near future because of it.