TUSCALOOSA, AL - SEPTEMBER 3: Head coach Nick Saban and defensive back Dre Kirkpatrick #21 of the Alabama Crimson Tide during pre-game with the Kent State Golden Flashes on September 3, 2011 at Bryant Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Alabama defeated Kent State 48-7. (Photo by Greg McWilliams/Getty Images)
Todd McShay of ESPN.com and Scouts Inc. has put out a mock draft today (In$ider). In this version of the mock draft he has a few different scenarios for each team. He has the Titans taking Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama.
Click through the jump to see what he had for the Tennessee Titans and some of my comments.
Scenario 1: Cornerback is the team's top need and the Titans would take Gilmore if he were available. Scenario 2: Kirkpatrick is a good fit in Tennessee's zone-heavy scheme with his size, toughness and instincts.
Scenario 3: Alabama ILB Dont'a Hightower is a possibility. The Titans have a need at the position, and while they like 2011 draft pick Colin McCarthy there is no other inside linebacker worth taking here. Scenario 4: Take the highest-rated available tackle offensive tackle on their board, whether that's Martin or Adams.
Scenarios one and two make perfect sense.
Scenario three is not the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen, but it is still pretty far our there. They are not looking to replace McCarthy in this draft.
Scenario four might be the dumbest thing I have ever seen. The only thing they are less likely to draft at #20 than an offensive tackle is a quarterback.