Nick Westbrook-Ikhine

Wide receiver Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, an undrafted rookie from 2020, scored his first NFL touchdown in Sunday's Titans win over the Colts.

After the issues with no full off-season and a very big swing and miss in the first round on Isaiah Wilson, the Tennessee Titans are beginning to get some contributions from their Class of 2020.

For the sake of continuity and impact, we have included the handful of undrafteds from last year who have made contributions to help bolster what was a small Titans draft class with only six picks – two of whom have already been shown the door.

Let’s examine in order of contribution the Titans 2020 draft class thus far in 2021.

Kristian Fulton, second round, CB

After a lost rookie year beset by injuries, Fulton has come farther than anyone could have expected at this juncture of year two. In fact, he is showing signs of being a shutdown type of cornerback, challenging receivers and making pass breakups routinely through the first three games. The big jump has come with Fulton staying healthy and getting a full off-season under his belt. It’s starting to look like Jon Robinson’s second-round knack of finding franchise players (Derrick Henry, A.J. Brown) may be extended another year.

Teair Tart, undrafted, DT

Tart came showed signs of being a nice find after being promoted from the practice squad about halfway through last year. After a good off-season of work and reshaping his body, Tart has become the Titans’ starting nose tackle and has done unheralded work in helping the Titans become a solid run defense. He looks like a solid find who could be around for a while.

Nick Westbrooke-Ikhine, undrafted, WR

The former Indiana star slipped through the cracks undrafted last year, and the Titans were patient with him as a rookie, enduring the training camp drops. The initial reward from Westbrook was on special teams, but with A.J. Brown going down with a hamstring injury, Westbrook came up big in Sunday’s win over the Colts with four catches for 53 yards and his first career touchdown. He figures to start for the next week or two while Brown is on the mend.

Chris Jackson, seventh round, CB

Jackson quietly supplanted rookie Elijhah Molden as the nickelback in Sunday’s win over the Colts and acquitted himself very well in the process. Look for the late-round pick to continue in that role as he looked much more comfortable and did not give up the big plays like Molden did in the first two games.

Larrell Murchison, fifth round, DL

Murchison hasn’t had the impact of Tart on the defensive line, but he has improved enough to get himself active each week on game days, which wasn’t always the case as a rookie. If he can give enough solid snaps to spell Jeffery Simmons and Denico Autry on occasion with out a major drop-off, then he can help the Titans.

Darrynton Evans, third round, RB

Evans has shown some rushing and receiving skills in the limited work he has gotten in between injuries. But that’s the problem. Evans is almost never available. A hamstring injury wrecked his rookie season, and an injury in preseason has landed him on injured reserve to start 2021. If Evans can ever get healthy, he can help the Titans as a change of pace back and kickoff returner. Until then, Jeremy McNichols has done just fine as the third-down back and backup to Derrick Henry.

Aaron Brewer, undrafted, G

Brewer is one of those guys who won’t get a lot of attention because he’s a backup offensive lineman, who has to be ready at a moment’s notice. That moment happened in Seattle, and he did well enough to help Derrick Henry rush for 182 yards and three scores.

Tommy Hudson, undrafted, TE

Hudson spent all of last year either on the practice squad or suspended. He has been on and off the 53-man roster early this season and has contributed with a couple of receptions. Figures to be at the back of the tight end rotation behind Anthony Firkser (currently injured), MyCole Pruitt and Geoff Swaim.