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How would signing Mario Williams impact our draft?

I was just perusing Mocking the Draft and came across this mock draft with Free Agency included.

The article came from Jagsrok9008

He had a very interesting draft and FA for the Titans, which included signing Mario Williams.

Getting Mario in FA would definitely change our strategy. Jagsrok also suggested another couple off-season moves that would impact how we would approach the draft.

See what else he predicted for the Titans after the jump.



Titans Free Agency Moves

DE/LB

Mario Williams signs with Tennessee

CB/S

Brent Grimes signed by the Titans

Cortland Finnegan reunites with Jeff Fisher in St. Louis

Michael Griffin stays a Titan

The Draft for the Titans according to Jagsrok9008

1 (20) Cordy Glenn G Georgia

2 (52) Ben Jones C/G Georgia

3 (84) Ryan Steed CB Furman

4 (116) Malik Jackson DE Tennessee

5 (148) Duke Ihenacho S San Jose State

6 (180) Jeff Fuller WR Texas A&M

7 (212) Tyler Nielsen OLB Iowa

You can check out the whole article by clicking here:

Mocking the Draft - Jagsrok9008

I just wanted to post this on MCM because signing Mario would change all of our thoughts on the draft. Signing Mario would take DE off our big needs list. If this happened, I would not draft a DE till the mid to late rounds.

He also has us keeping Griffin which would mean we most likely wouldnt take Safety in the first round if Barron was there. But I could still see us grabbing a S in the 3rd at the earliest for depth but hopefully for better quality for the future. Someone like Markelle Martin or George Iloka might be available, or one of the other top tier Safeties if they fall that far. (As a side note, I love George Iloka..maybe a 3rd round pick for us if we go DE & OG/C with our first two picks..see Iloka's scouting report below)

He has us addressing our loss of Finnegan with the signing of Falcons CB Brent Grimes. I honestly dont know much about him but he seems to be a high priority resign for the Falcons. He missed 4 games last year but seemed on pace for his 2010 totals of 87 tackles and 5 ints. Grimes was an undrafted FA and was playing for 2.61 million last year but he's looking for more money. There's a blip about that here.

Because we have our DE, CB and S resigned Jagsrok has us going G and C with our first two picks. Which I actually don't mind at all. That would be awesome if we could shore up our O-Line in one fell swoop. (Both Konz and DeCastro are gone in his draft at our picks)

But after that I am not sure what I think about the rest of his draft for us. With his predicted off season and first two picks, the top remaining needs would be OLB, with S, WR and CB being positions we could draft for depth and development. (Feel free to correct me here)

But for our next 3 picks we could go BPA of WR, OLB, & S. Preferably going OLB first because its a bigger need.

I know for us MCMers we wouldn't mind drafting Griffin's replacement this year even if he is with us again in 2012 or if he gets franchised. So I think we could go S in the third, there seems to be a talent drop off with Safety after the third round (He actually has Harrison Smith available in the third at our pick.) If there we could also look at Antonio Allen, Markelle Martin, and George Illoka. Or grab Trenton Robinson or Trumaine Johnson in the 4/5th rounds.

We could grab one of these WR's in the 3rd or 4th: Joe Adams, Ark, TY Hilton FL Int'l, Juron Criner, AZ Reuben Randle, LSU

And grab one of these OLB in the 3rd or 4th: Sean Spence, Miami, Bobby Wagner, Utah State, Ronnell Lewis, Oklahoma, Danny Trevathan, Kentucky, Lavant David, Nebraska.

And then we go for BPA/depth the rest of the draft.

I would be pretty happy with those offseason and draft moves. What do you think?

*****(George Iloka Scouting Report: (Who I think we should target in the 3rd, after going OL, DE in first 2 rounds.)

He has the size and length a lot of GMs are looking for in the new breed of Safeties to take on the new breed of Tight Ends like Gronkowski, Hernandez, Vernon Davis, etc. I've seen him listed as the #2 best S in this class.

Strengths: Excellent size (he’s a legit 6’3+”) and length (81+” wingspan) for a defensive back – Decent long speed, verified high 4.4′s – Former cornerback – Physical at the line, can press – Has the ability to track a TE/WR in man – Stays balanced and low in and out of his breaks – Fluid hips, turns and runs well – Comes up with an occasional big hit – Ideal fit as a hybrid FS/SS – 27 straight starts shows he is pretty durable – Team captain.

2012 SENIOR BOWL WEDNESDAY: FS George Iloka, Boise State: At nearly 6-4 and 222 pounds, Iloka looks more like a potential linebacker than a free safety, but his athleticism and instincts have been on display all week long. He intercepted a pass during Tuesday's practice, making an impressive diving pick-off.

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