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I'd personally like us to go Mingo, Elam or Reid, or Even Eddie Lacey. Eddie Lacey and CJ will be great
If they go o-line in round one, they have to go defense in round two. Or vice versa. Draft is deep at guard. Still think they might go defense in first round and a guard in round two.
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I would love Warmack at #10. Below are some of my personal thoughts on some guys for pick #40.
-At this current time, the Titans first, second, (at least) and third rd picks should make immediate impacts.
QB - only consider in the last 2-3 rds given our current roster situation. and since the QB class this yr isn't very deep, then I think I would skip this position all together.
RB - I would have to be completely, completely sold on a guy to take a RB in the 2nd or 3rd rd. You just paid CJ a ton......he's going to be featured. He's not going to be utilized under "a RB committee" situation. The only reason for taking a RB that high is that they will be used as a feature back or at least share a large portion of the carries. I just don't see it happening.
Eddy Lacy - He's the only back that I would consider taking in rd 2 or 3, but I would be much more in favor of filling another need position with pick 2 or 3, and then take someone like Montee Ball, Marcus Lattimore, Mike Gillislee in the later 3rd and throughout the 4th rd. The RB class is deep and there is value to be had in later rds.
WR - Another deep class, but without an elite talent. I wouldn't take a WR with pick 2 or 3 unless I had already kicked Britt to the curb. With Washington, Cook, Wright, and Britt (sometimes) there is a good corps there. Better to take a WR in the mid to late rds to provide depth to the position, but of course trying to find a Marquez Colston. I like Swope from A&M (rd 3-5), Emory Blake from Auburn (rd 4-6).
TE - This is an interesting position. There isn't a headlining elite talent in this draft. It's not particularly deep. But there are lot of players that grade out to rds 3-5......not so many high or low rounders. Then look at the Titans situation. How sure are they with Cook? If they franchise Cook and he doesn't prove to be worthy of a big contract then you have to be able to let him go. What about Taylor Thompson....how is he developing? If he's developing well, then you have the ability to pass over this position in the draft. Should be interesting. With all the other needs we have, I would take one in the mid rounds, or take a guy with a late pick that fell further than expected. I like Philip Lutzenkirchen from Auburn (rd 4-6) or Jake Stoneburner from OSU (rd 4-6).
OT - Not a very deep class this yr, but there is top talent. Since its not a need position, I think I would pass in this draft other than to take a project player. But with Roos/Stewart getting closer to contract yrs (and getting older) tackle will have to be addressed.
OG - If we take Warmack, then we don't have to worry so much about getting another guard. Although another center? That would be nice to see. If not Warmack with the first Cooper and Warford could be absolutely fantastic picks in the 2nd rd. In the third rd there is Barrett Jones, Travis Frederick, or Alvin Bailey. It's not a terribly deep class, so the Titans better take someone in the top 3 rds. If they don't they had better sign several great FA's. If not then Munch is going to be fired come early 2014.
C - To me there is really only 7-8 centers in this draft worth having. Which means the Titans absolutely have to lock up Velasco, use a top 5 draft pick, or both. My personal preference is to draft Warmack, Warford, or Cooper with a top draft pick......resign Velasco to play center.....and sign a very nice FA.
DE - Moderate class this yr. With the first pick, I could be thrilled with Moore or Werner. Ansah and Mingo aren't worthy of a top 10 pick, but won't be there for the Titans 2nd pick.....but Okafor or Montgomery would be worthy of a 2nd rd pick. Tank Carradine, Brandon Jenkins would be good in the 3rd. There are a few guys that could be had in mid to later rds, but I sure hope they address the DE position much earlier.
DT - This is a moderately deep position in the draft. Star probably won't fall to us at #10, but he's the only one that I would take this high. With other needs, I wish they would focus elsewhere with the top picks but there are good players later. Jordan Hill (3-4) is one such player.
OLB - Fair depth. A good amount of mid round talent. The Titans need depth. It seems like the Brown experiment has gone well and I'm glad that I worried for nothing. I'm not sold on Ayers Rock though. Sure he was the leading tackler and he was much better in his 2nd yr, but my goodness he was out of position an absolute ton and missed waaaaay too many tackles. I think he was the leading tackler on the team, b/c other teams ran and threw the ball his direction b/c of how many plays he missed. He may improve.....he did from his first yr to the 2nd, but I wouldn't be opposed to drafting a SLB and moving Ayers to a pass rush DE.
MLB - There is only about 4-5 MLB's I like in this class. General McCarthy was really good when healthy......I'm not worried about the high ankle sprain. That shouldn't be an issue in the future, but the concussion is something to keep an eye on. We don't necessarily need a starter, but we need depth and insurance for McCarthy's health. I like Reddick (2-3rd rd), and Nico Johnson (4-5)
CB - This is a nicely deep class with good balance throughout the draft. ATV is due for a new contract soon, so we may have find a replacement. As of right now we need more depth than anything. There are 4 players that realistically I'm hoping for with pick #10......Warmack, Werner, Moore, or Milliner. Rhodes could be had in the 2nd....and with his size and skills, it makes you wonder if he could be flexible enough to play safety. Poyer is good (3-4). And the Honey Badger Tyrann Mathieu is very intriguing. Nightmares of Pacman Jones run through my mind, but we wouldn't be risking the #6th pick of the draft.....Mathieu may be worth the risk if you get him in rds 4-6.
Safety - A nicely deep draft class that is void of elite talent. I know some have us considering Vaccaro with the 10th pick......big mistake. He's not worth that.......and he won't be there by pick #40. Elam or Reid are good values in the 2nd rd, but if you are Munch who has to win now, would you take a safety at #40 just to sit him on the bench? I wouldn't.....especially if there is really nice talent in the mid to later rds of the draft. Signing Wilson allows you to draft a guy later that you believe has potential and develop him for yrs to come. Bacarri Rambo has 1st rd talent, but can be had in the 2-3rd rds due to mary-jane. Jonathan Cyprien can be had in 3-5. Robert Lester in 3-5. I do believe we should draft a guy somewhere in the first 4-5 rds.
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