2011 NFL Draft: Tennessee Titans Select Iowa DL Karl Klug

More help arrives on the defensive line as the Titans select Karl Klug, a 'tweener defensive lineman from Iowa. According to many sources, we've just landed ourselves a steal in the fifth round. Klug has been the most consistent producer along Iowa's line and has freed up tons of space for top draft picks Adrian Clayborn and Christian Ballard to wreak havoc on the backfields of the Big 10. 

Klug has, much like McCarthy, a motor that never stops running. He's got that nasty explosiveness that Jurrell Casey was praised for and is a very solid tackler. Given that he's got no real defined position, the Titans will need to get creative to exploit his best abilities. 

I'm not expecting immediate impact from Klug though; he's a fifth round pick which means that he clearly has some things that he'll need to work on before he's ready to go. However, much like Jake Locker, Klug's desire to improve himself every day is totally off the charts. He wants this bad and can be coached up to become a very good player. For the life of me, I still can't understand why he didn't go higher. He's a little on the small-ish side at 270 pounds, but he's got great measurables and is more than willing to work his way onto the field.

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