Tennessee Titans Hosting Quarterback Prospect

Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill better watch his back. According to theScore's Jordan Schultz, the Titans are hosting Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Hendon Hooker for a top 30 pre-draft visit.

Hooker won SEC Offensive Player of the Year in 2022 and has prototypical size (6'3", 217 lbs) and mobility (2079 career rushing yards) for the position. He compiled an impressive 6080 passing yards with a stellar 58 to 5 touchdown to interception ratio over 24 appearances with the Vols. Unfortunately for him, he has two major red flags holding back his draft stock: he tore his ACL in November of last year, and he is already 25 years old.

The Titans have recently been pegged for a possible trade up into the top three of the 2023 NFL Draft, but it probably wouldn't be for Hooker; he generally ranks behind top prospects Bryce Young, C.J. Stroud, and Anthony Richardson on most draft boards. More than likely, the Titans view Hooker as a backup option in case they stand pat at the 12th overall pick or need to find an option after the first round.

Still, all this quarterback chatter doesn't bode well for the passers already on the Titans' roster. Tannehill and 2022 third-round pick Malik Willis struggled mightily last season, leading the Titans to the third-fewest passing yards in the league and a 22nd ranking in net yards per passing attempt. Those struggles are the main reason why the Titans finished 28th in points scored and with their first losing season since 2015. More big changes could be coming.

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