Was Titans' choice of Tucker McCann as undrafted kicker over-influenced by his punting ability?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – I had no objection to the Titans not using a draft pick on a kicker.

It’s simply too much of a roll of the dice and waiting to sign a guy as an undrafted free agent is a plan that makes sense.

McCannThe idea that being the best kicker in college will make a guy the best kicker in his NFL class it too simple. The Patriots were the first team to pick a kicker – and it wasn’t Rodrigo Blankenship of Georgia (who hit field goals at a 82.5 percent clip) or Tyler Bass of Georgia Southern (79.4), the two kickers widely regarded as the top two guys in the pool.

New England chose Justin Rohrwasser in the fifth round. The Marshall kicker was the lone drafted player not mentioned in the extensive draft preview written by Dane Brugler of The Athletic. He hit at a 78.6 percent clip in his college career. 

Bass (79.4) went to the Ravens in the sixth and Sam Sloman of Miami (Ohio) (79.0) went to the Rams in the seventh.

After the draft was over, the Titans quickly agreed to terms with Tucker McCann out of Missouri.

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