Tennessee Titans Special Pre-Draft Links: The Only Edition

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Earlier I had just glossed over this as the 1,000,000th Haynesworth related  story on the Tennessean's page, but it's interesting to note that Wyatt's already proposing moving Jason Jones to the DE spot he played in college should a Haynesworth deal happen in the next few hours.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Kyle Wilson is on fire, as teams are excited about his CB skills and extensive return skills. If only we knew a team that could use a starting-caliber CB and a return specialist right there in the middle of the first round... hmmm.  At this point we need to hope he lasts that long.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Here, the Tennessean's crack staff of sports guru's (almost typed it with a straight face) predicts the Titans' top pick.  David Climer's theory is definitely the highlight.
DAVID CLIMER, COLUMNIST

Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State. First, the Titans work a last-minute trade with Baltimore and move down to No. 25 while also getting the Falcons' third-round pick. Then they ignore prevailing wisdom that has them drafting a defensive end and take Bryant, a top-10 talent who has slipped this far because of character concerns. It's a definite reach, but the Titans need to think outside the box.
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Tennessee_titans_30x21 Tim Tebow's father and agent are pretty darned sure somebody is going to waste a high first round draft pick on him. I still say there's a 0.001% chance that Tebow has even a mediocre career in the NFL, outside of racking up Walter Payton Man of the Year Awards. I'm not hating on the guy, just pointing out the fact that approximately 0% of his strengths in the Florida offense are applicable to an NFL scheme. So what constitutes the 0.001% chance he has in my mind?  I'm too much of an agnostic to completely dismiss the possibility. I could be persuaded, but it would take something pretty amazing at this point.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 Paul K has a good list of the current AFC South players who will be nervous tonight, as they may watch their team draft their replacement. The only Titan on the list  is David Thornton, who has been 100% in a long time and could certainly be looking at the end of the line if we draft a LB or re-sign Keith Bulluck before the season starts.

Tennessee_titans_30x21 It's worth adding my email address to the end of links post because every now and then some beautiful son of a bitch like commenter Strangely Enough sends me a perfect link like this one:  Journalist/columnist Matt Taibbi (whom I remember belly laughing at his prose in Rolling Stone and on Real Time with Bill Maher several years ago when he was a regular contributor) has a hilarious list of the unwritten rules of the draft that I can not urge you strongly enough to check out.  Here's just a small sample of the awesomeness:
RULE 1: DOPE SMOKERS ARE A BARGAIN
Before the draft, teams spend far too much time worrying about the “character” issue, when the real question to ask is much narrower: “Can this player make it through his four- or five-year rookie contract without missing actual games due to incarceration?” Guys with drinking problems or who throw cell phones at their girlfriends’ heads or get pulled over driving 110 with loaded unregistered pistols in their glove boxes are bad bets. Guys who just stay home and smoke weed while giggling at Manswers are not. 
Tennessee_titans_30x21 If we're going to trade back and get some extra picks, we need a run on OTs and we need Jimmy Clausen to stay in the mix.  PFW's latest mock has both happening.  They also have us taking Jerry Hughes from TCU.  If we're going to draft a pass rusher that isn't Morgan or Graham, he definitely tops my list.


Tennessee_titans_30x21 Today's afternoon bonus gem: old, embarrassing video of Big Daddy Drew from KSK committing stand-up comedy on a room fully of presumably-innocent people.


Hey Mikey: Can we re-draft Keith Bulluck?  Let me know at mcmaugustwest@gmail.com

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