Titans UDFA Kristian Wilkerson is a favorite for the final roster

The 2020 NFL Draft was filled with talent at wide receiver. The Titans, however, elected to go without drafting a receiver in such a deep draft. This must have been due to thinking they could easily sign good undrafted talent at wideout once the draft was over. Since the draft, the Titans have signed 4 wide receivers. One of these being Kristian Wilkerson out of Southeastern Missouri State.

According to the Official Southeast Missouri State website, Wilkerson finished his senior season with 71 receptions for 1,350 yards and 10 touchdowns. Wilkerson finished his college career with 33 total touchdowns. According to NBC Sports’ Josh Alper, “Kristian Wilkerson left Southeast Missouri State as the school’s all-time leader in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns.” The Titans could definitely use this sort of production in what is a fairly shallow wide receiver room.

At 6’1 214 lbs, Wilkerson provides a big target for Ryan Tannehill to throw the ball to. In addition, Wilkerson has speed to get downfield quickly and become a deep threat.

At his pro day, Wilkerson ran a 4.46 40 yard dash. Combined with his size, Wilkerson’s speed gives him potential to be a good wideout in the NFL.

Kristian Wilkerson is a player to watch going into the preseason for the Tennessee Titans. I would tag him as a player to watch to make the final roster for the Titans depending on how many more wide receivers the Titans add. It would be a huge boost for the offense if Wilkerson can prove himself this offseason and during the preseason.

The Titans desperately need some help at the wide receiver position. If Wilkerson can be the guy to step up and fill that role it can potentially save the team some money throughout the rest of free agency.

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