I found this mock to be different than most...so thought I would post it and get your thoughts. We end up talking about the same guys a lot...so thought this would change things up a little bit and get some new discussion going.
The mock has us getting 2 guys we've never talked about on here and a third rounder we've wanted in the second.
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Titans picks, first one I thought was interesting...
20. Tennessee Titans- MLB Luke Kuechly (Boston College)
The Titans have two talented young linebackers in Akeem Ayers and Colin McCarthy, but they need a 3rd one. Luke Kuechly has top-10 talent and is one of the most complete prospects in this year’s draft class, but could fall all the way down to 20 because of lack of demand for middle linebackers. The Titans, however, will gladly take a prospect who should be one of the better linebackers in the league for 10+ years here at 20. It’s not their biggest need, but I can’t see them passing on him.
Would the Titans pass on him? I love him...stats, combine, he's got it all...but do we need him? What would we do with Mccarthy? Could he play weakside? Just an odd pick if you ask me but if Kuechly was there he would be tempting, no?
52. Tennessee Titans- DE Chandler Jones (Syracuse)
The Titans managed just 28 sacks last season, one of the lowest totals in the league. After defensive tackle Karl Klug, who led the team with 7, no one else had more than 4. Derrick Morgan showed no signs of being worth a first rounder in 2010 in his first non-injury plagued season as a starter, while the other two rotational ends, Dave Ball and Jason Jones, weren’t much better. Luckily for them, this is a deep defensive end class.
To be honest, I have not paid a ton of attention to Chandler Jones. He is the brother of reigning, dynamic, Tons of fun to watch, UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones. To have Jon Jones as a Titans fan would be awesome. Other than that Chandler has gotten a 3rd round grade from NFL.com, is 6'5", 266 pounds, 35 1/2 arm length, 4.87 forty, 22 reps. So combine doesn't wow ya. His background doesnt either, Jones finished his career at Syracuse with 147 tackles, including 27 tackles for loss and 10 sacks in 33 total games. He is not an elite pass rusher, he is a little undersized & is coming off a knee injury. I say pass.
84. Tennessee Titans- C Ben Jones (Georgia)
Chris Johnson beat up on bad defenses like Carolina, Buffalo, and Tampa Bay down the stretch, but he still really struggled to start the season. Some of that had to do with being out of shape coming out of his holdout and he did appear to be in better shape as the season went on, but it also had a lot to do with his poor blocking. The Titans really need interior line help.
Ben Jones in the 3rd? Yes please.
I've also seen 2 post combine drafts having Courtney Upshaw fall to us. Thoughts on that?