Final Grade for Titans’ 2024 NFL Draft Class Will Rise or Fall with Latham and Sweat

The opinions run to extremes, but there is a common thread: The success or failure of the Tennessee Titans’ draft class will hinge on the performances of their top two picks, Alabama offensive tackle JC Latham and Texas defensive tackle T’Vondre Sweat.

JC Latham's Journey Against Best Competition Prepared Him for Next Big  Step: Left Tackle for Titans

Grades are in for the 2024 NFL Draft. Depending on the scout or analyst, the Tennessee Titans rank anywhere from near the top of the league to near the bottom.

While the opinions run to extremes, there is a common thread: The success or failure of the Titans’ draft class will hinge on the performance of their top two picks, Alabama offensive tackle JC Latham and Texas defensive tackle T’Vondre Sweat.

AllTitans.com interviewed six NFL and college scouts during the draft. First, Latham and his transition to left tackle.

Here is the Titans’ 2024 Draft Class followed by a few of the published reviews. The grades ranged from A-minus to D-plus.

  • Round 1, No. 7 overall: JC Latham, OT, Alabama
  • Round 2, No. 38 overall: T’Vondre Sweat, DT, Texas
  • Round 4, No. 106 overall: Cedric Gray, LB, North Carolina
  • Round 5, No. 146 overall: Jarvis Brownlee Jr., CB, Louisville
  • Round 6, No. 182 overall: Jha’Quan Jackson, WR, Tulane
  • Round 7, No. 242 overall: James Williams, S/LB, Miami
  • Round 7, No. 252 overall: Jaylen Harrell, OLB, Michigan.

NFL.com grade: A-minus

“Gray’s recognition skills and quickness make him a fit in the middle of Tennessee’s defense,” NFL.com said. “Brownlee has the talent to step into the fray as a rookie and earn a starting job down the line. Jackson’s quickness helps fill two needs: depth at receiver and as a returner. Harrell should have been picked much earlier as an edge rusher, a spot where the Titans needed depth.”

ESPN grade: C-plus

“If Latham makes an easy conversion to left tackle and immediately dominates, this class will look much better,” Mel Kiper wrote. “As is, I don’t love the value overall.”

New York Post grade: D-plus

“A boom-or-bust class right from the top,” the Post wrote. “Was Latham a panic move after the Chargers surprisingly stayed at No. 5 and took Joe Alt? Sweat might have been available a round or two later because of character concerns. Bringing a known partygoer to Nashville is risky.”

Some other grades:

  • Sports Illustrated: C-minus
  • CBS: B-minus
  • Pro Football Focus: B
  • Yahoo: C-plus
  • AtoZ Sports: B
  • Bleacher Report: C
  • Associated Press: B

After the draft, Carthon and staff began inviting undrafted free agents to rookie minicamp. Here are some of the prominent names so far.

  • Dillion Johnson, running back, Washington
  • Robert Javier, defensive back, Towson
  • Rod Gattison, cornerback, Western Carolina
  • Steven Stilianos, tight end, Iowa
  • Keaton Ellis, safety, Penn State
  • Khalid Duke, defensive end, Duke

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