Tennessee Titans: 7 Round Mock Draft

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Free Agency Recap

Cut

NT Al Woods

Resigned

QB Matt Cassel

DE Karl Klug

TE Phillip Supernaw

Signed

CB Logan Ryan

SS Johnathan Cyprien

NT Sylvester Williams

WR Eric Weems

LB Daren Bates

S Brynden Trawick

Player Not Retained

TE Anthony Fasano (Dolphins)

WR Kendall Wright (Bears)

OG Chance Warmack (Eagles)

 

7 Round Mock Draft

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Big Board used: Inside the Pylon

 

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Round 1 Pick 5

Corey Davis (WR-Western Michigan)

The Titans have needed a consistent threat as a number one receiver for years. Corey Davis has the route running and ball skills to step into that role. He is a legitimate jump ball threat, and will help take some pressure off of last year’s Free Agent acquisition Rishard Matthews. Realistically,  Jon Robinson may look to move this pick and acquire more draft ammunition. There is the chance that the Titans could trade down a few spots and still nab Davis.

 

 

 

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Round 1 Pick 18

Gareon Conley (CB-Ohio State)

The Titans secondary had a very rough go last season, ranking 29th in passing yards allowed (269.2 yards per game). It was so rough, Perrish Cox was cut mid season after a particularly bad outing.  The Titans signed former New England standout Logan Ryan and Ex-Jacksonville Jaguars SS Johnathan Cyprien to help revamp the unit. They also need an infusion of talented youth. Conley has been a stalwart for the Buckeyes the last two seasons. He’s most suited to playing on the outside, possessing the length and press skills to redirect receivers off the line. He has the speed and burst to mirror receivers throughout their routes, and can close and make a play quickly. Conley could come in early and press the incumbent Jason McCourty for a starting spot.

 

 

 

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Round 3 Pick 19

Sidney Jones (CB-Washington)

Jones was widely considered a top 20 pick until he injured his Achilles at his Pro Day. The Titans could turn a weakness into a strength here, grabbing a high upside pick with Sidney Jones.A redshirt year to get healthy and Jones could be back to playing at a high level. Before his injury, Jones had the athletic ability and coverage skills to match most receivers at any level of the field. While there is no guarantee he comes back with the same agility or quickness, it’s worth the gamble if he falls this far.

 

 

 

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Round 3 Pick 36

Daeshon Hall (DE-Texas A&M)

Hall is a very versatile edge rusher, and has played at both Linebacker and Defensive End during his time at Texas A&M. While Tennessee has two very productive Outside Linebackers, Orakpo is over thirty with multiple pectoral tears on his resume and Morgan is 28. The Titans need some insurance. Hall has some nasty speed off the edge, and can really put pressure on opposing Quarterbacks. He can contribute immediately as a pass rush specialist, and in time can develop into an every down player.

 

 

 

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Round 4 Pick 18

Adam Shaheen (TE-Ashland)

Delanie Walker is fresh off of his second Pro Bowl appearance, but is 32 years old. The Titans need a player to groom to take over his role. While Jace Amaro could develop into that player, Adam Shaheen is great value pick here. Shaheen is a matchup nightmare (6’6, 278 lbs) that declared early from a Division II school, mostly due to his insane production. He racked up 26 receiving touchdowns over the course of two years. He has the size and speed to threaten down the seam, and could be an immediate chess piece to move around. He’ll have to develop into a more sound blocker to have an impact in Mularkey’s run heavy scheme. If he drops this far, he’s an absolute steal.

 

 

 

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Round 5 Pick 20

Jessamen Dunker (OG-Tennessee State)

The Titans had a very solid Offensive Line last season, spearheaded by first round selections Taylor Lewan and Jack Conklin. The weakest link according to PFF was Josh Kline, who scored an 80.0 on their scoring metric. For reference, Kelechi Osemele  was the top rated Guard with and 89.1. The Titans mantra last season has been competition, with that we select Jessamen Dunker. While he is athletically limited as a Tackle, Dunker could do well with a transition inside. He is a sound technician with smooth footwork, but could stand to add some functional strength. Between Dunker and last year’s Draft selection Tretola, the Titans could boost the competition.

 

 

 

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Round 6 Pick 30

Paul Magloire Jr (LB-Arizona)

Magloire has played a bit of everything in his career, but his fit at the next level is a hybrid LB/Safety position. The Titans have recently signed Johnathan Cyprien, who will be used in a very similar hybrid role. Magloire is an instinctive player that does well sifting through the trash and finding a lane to the ball carrier. Expect, him to be used as an injury insurance policy for Cyprien and an immediate special teams contributor.

 

 

 

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Round 7 Pick 18

Trent Taylor (WR-LaTech)

Taylor is undersized at 5’8 and 178 lbs, but he’s a crisp route runner and makes people miss in space. He could finish the revamp of the Wide Receiver unit, pushing last year’s selection Tajae Sharpe for the lead slot role. He could contribute on special teams as well, which is a huge factor in late round picks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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