LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 27: Defensive end Nick Perry #6 of the USC Trojans forces a fumble by quarterback Tommy Rees #13 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to set up USC's touchdown at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 27 2010 in Los Angeles California. Notre Dame won 20-16. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
This is the second mock draft I have seen in a week that has the Titans taking Nick Perry with the 20th pick. This time it is SB Nation who thinks that is the way they go:
20. Tennessee Titans, Nick Perry, DE, USCThere will be a lot of time to gather information about Perry between now and the draft, but here is what Lane Kiffin had to say about Perry when it was announced he was going pro:
Tennessee is another team in desperate need of pass rushers. They picked up just 28 sacks in 2011, second-lowest total in the league. Perry's stock took a tumble after his 2011 season, but he still possesses the fundamental ability desirable among pass rushers.
"We counseled Nick throughout his decision-making process and we stand behind him on this decision. His career progression at USC continued climbing to a point where he was ready to make the jump to the NFL. He was an awesome pass rushing for us and he created havoc throughout the Pac-12 this year in a league that featured many of the nation's most dangerous passing offenses. He will be a valued addition to any NFL team and should be an attractive choice in the upcoming draft.