The Tennessee Titans have so many positions that they could fill using the NFL Draft. Here is my second Titans mock draft. Check out my first Titans mock draft.
Round 1 - Pick 22 - Jaycee Horn - CB, South Carolina
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With the release of Malcolm Butler, there is a gaping hole in the secondary. Horn is the 3rd best corner in the draft, behind Caleb Farley and Patrick Surtain, so there is a good chance that he falls this far. With the drafting of Kristian Fulton in the second round last year, the two could hopefully mesh and create a good, young corner duo, which Tennessee desperately needs.
Round 2 - Pick 53 - Alim McNeill - DT, NC State
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McNeill was drafted in this same spot in my first mock draft, and he will be in this one. Besides Jeffery Simmons, the Titans are thin on talent on the defensive line. Adding McNeill would help Tennessee stop the run. I was thinking of trading up for Alabama’s Christian Barmore, but Tennessee needs corner help, so McNeill is the perfect consolation prize.
Round 3 - Pick 85 - Amari Rodgers - WR, Clemson
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Though Rodgers isn’t in my wide receiver rankings, he would be, if this class wasn’t so deep. He can be an effective slot receiver, which the Titans need after the Adam Humpries experiment didn’t work. He is crafty at getting open, and with the Titans scheme, would fit in well with Derrick Henry, AJ Brown, and Corey Davis/his replacement. If Rodgers goes to the Music City, don’t be surprised if he doesn’t rack up the yards and TDs.
Round 3 - Pick 100 - Quincy Roche - EDGE, Miami
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With the Titan's pass rush being awful, they need fresh blood on the edges. Assuming they sign a free agent, like Carl Lawson, or Bud Dupree, I went EDGE rusher in the third round. Roche is disruptive and could become a star if given the opportunity, and coaching (we’re looking at you, Shane Bowen). He was among the leaders for TFL and could boost the Titan's run-stopping ability, too.
Round 4 - Pick 126 - Trade with Seattle
I traded back three slots with the Seahawks and got the 129th pick, and 206th pick, while the Seahawks got the 126th pick.
Round 4 - Pick 129 - Demetric Felton - WR, UCLA
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Adding more WR depth is critical, as Kalif Raymond is a free agent. There were no more good pass rushers that I could have drafted in this slot, so I went for the possible WR4. Adding Felton to a dynamite play-action scheme would make defensive coordinators wake up at night in a cold sweat. What killed the Titans last season was little depth at the position, which made AJ Brown work too hard, especially on the days that Corey Davis was off. If Felton can be the 4th passing option, Tennessee’s offense won’t slow down.
Round 5 - Pick 166 - Trade with Tampa Bay
I would like to add a reserve tight end, but I saw a good position to trade back and get assets for next year, which Jon Robinson loves doing. The Titans got Tampa's 2022 5th, while the Bucs got, pick 166, and pick 256.
Round 6 - Pick 184 - Elerson Smith - EDGE, Northern Iowa
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The pass rush is addressed again, as Tennessee needs so much of it. Smith can provide what Derick Robertson is doing now, being a rotational player, who can disrupt plays, and be a decent role player. With this pick, I am just adding depth, value, and upside.
Round 6 - Pick 206 - Paris Ford - S, Pitt
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With the release of Kenny Vaccaro, the last line of defense is thin in the second unit. Seriously. I don’t want Joshua Kalu playing a lot. He’s a special teams ace for a reason. Anyway, back to the pick. Ford can provide some valuable depth, behind Kavin Byard, Amani Hooker, and Dane Cruikshank. He is a thumper, who could excel when given the opportunity (think Byard, and Hooker). I like Ford, and I believe that he could be a solid special teamer and ballhawk.
Round 6 - Pick 213 - Dan Moore - OT, Texas A&M
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With the trade of Isaiah Wilson, Two-Tone-Blue needs some backup lineman. Aaron Brewer did well in limited action last season, so if Moore comes to Tennessee why could he not do well? With the Titans losing two left tackles, last season having a young backup could have helped, so they get that here in this mock.
Jon Robinson HAS to make this draft a good one. Their Super-Bowl window depends on it. I do like this draft, as there were many high-quality players taken. Once again, I didn’t draft an EDGE rusher in the first or second round, because I think J-Rob will sign one or two. I believe that I hit all the major roster holes with this mock, like EDGE, DT, WR3, WR4, and CB.