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Malaki Starks



I was surprised when the Tennessee Titans didn't address their need at safety during the 2024 NFL Draft. I like Amani Hooker, but he didn't have a great season this year and Elijah Molden was straight up bad. If Molden has a similar year this season, GM Ran Carthon will look to find his replacement early in the 2025 Draft. This is all assuming that QB Will Levis takes steps forward this season. If Levis fails to progress, of course we would expect Tennessee to target their QB of the future.

With the upgrades at WR and OT, it's a make or break year for Levis. In this mock we shall optimistically assume that Levis takes the next step, and the Titans select the top safety in the 2025 NFL Draft - Malaki Starks out of Georgia!

Starks has great size and athleticism rarely seen at the safety position. He's also stout against the run. Starks has all the tools that make scouts drool; another standout season in 2024 and you should see him drafted early on in RD1.

Jonah Anderson, Senior Drafttek Analyst

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