NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)óThe timing couldnít be more perfect for the Tennessee Titans to take a risk the franchise hasnít tried since 1998.
Draft a wide receiver in the first round.
The Titans, coming off an NFL-best 13-3 record, donít have a gaping hole at any starting spot that must be filled with the 30th pick overall. They have 10 picks combined to add depth at cornerback and linebacker, but wide receiver is the position where help is most needed even with the free agent signing of Nate Washington.
Their recent strategy of drafting batches of receivers in the third round or later produced only Brandon Jones, who left for San Francisco as a free agent in March. Tyrone Calico, the last receiver taken higher than the third round in 2003, was a bust.