Tennessee Titans Five Round Mock Draft
By Mike Edler
The draft is right around the corner and the Titans have the luxary of picking for better fits for the new 3-4 hybrid and have no glaring needs. Improvement and value is key for the 2014 draft.
1. Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA:
It seems to be a forgone conclusion that the Titans will take Barr if he is available at number 11. Barr has a great skill set for the 3-4 and is a great value pick, considering he was thought to be a top-five pick months ago. I like Barr’s fit in the hybrid scheme and he solidifies a shaky linebacker core.
2. Stephon Tuitt, DE/DT, Notre Dame:
Another pick for the 3-4 hybrid would be Tuitt. He has amazing value and his projection is dropping right into the Titans lap. The defensive line would be upgraded in a major way with Tuitt who could play end or nose tackle if need be. The 3-4 front looks to be one of the Titans strengths in 2014.
3. Traded to 49ers for pick that became Justin Hunter:
I would love for the Titans to trade Chris Johnson for a new third round pick and turn that pick into running back Bishop Sankey. But for now, I am very happy with Justin Hunter, the haul for trading this third round pick a year ago.
4. Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia:
Don’t be shocked when the Titans get into the quarterback game late in the draft. Murray will sit behind both Jake Locker and Charlie Whithurst until he completely heals from his torn ACL, but will replace Rusty Smith and Tyler Wilson when he does. If Locker doesn't pan out this year, Whisenhunt has drafted a guy he can mold in his offensive image.
5. Storm Johnson, RB, UCF:
The Titans get their new running back to pair with Shonn Greene. Johnson would play well in his role as a complement until he takes over in 2016, maybe 2015. The Titans have better options in earlier rounds, but they would need to get a pick for CJ before those talks could happen. The Titans could also be a sleeper for Knowshon Moreno or LeGarrette Blount, but I expect the draft to be key to their plans.
Who do you think the Titans should take a chance on?