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Titans Mock Drafts Compiled From Around the Internet

Here are couple of mocks put out in the past couple days. Some only have one round while others have the whole 7 rounds.

One by Chad Reuter from NFL.com, CBS Rang, NFP Wes Bunting among others.

Chad Reuter from NFL.com

20. Tennessee Titans: Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois.Combining Mercilus (or another excellent pass-rush prospect) with free-agent acquisition Kamerion Wimbley certainly makes up for the loss of Jason Jones and William Hayes. Jones and Hayes combined for a grand total of 4.5 sacks in 2011. The Titans should eclipse that figure within the first month of the season.

52. Titans: Mychal Kendricks, ILB, California. Kendricks brings an infusion of speed to a Titans linebacker group in dire need of some.

82. Titans: Philip Blake, C/OG, Baylor.Versatile center/guard prospect steps in for Eugene Amano.

115. Titans: Akiem Hicks, DT, Regina (Canada). The sort of intriguing non-major college football prospect the Titans love to take in this part of the draft.

155. Titans: Justin Bethel, FS/CB, Presbyterian

190. Titans: Jarius Wright, WR, Arkansas

227. Titans: Ryan Steed, CB, Furman

Rob Rang from CBS

20. Tennessee Titans
Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama: Despite the fact that the Bears boast one of the NFL's top defensive ends in Julius Peppers, don't expect Chicago to lose sight of the fact of the quarterbacks playing in their division. Mercilus led the nation in both sacks (16) and forced fumbles (nine) in a breakout 2011 campaign and may be just scratching the surface of his potential.

52. Tennessee Titans
Bobby Wagner, OLB, Utah State: The Titans may have found two of their three linebackers of the future in the 2011 draft with second round pick Akeem Ayers a prototypical SAM and Colin McCarthy playing well immediately in place of injured veteran Barrett Ruud in the middle. Depth behind current weak-side starter Will Witherspoon remains a concern, however, and Wagner certainly has the athleticism to warrant development.

Wes Bunting - National Football Post

20. Tennessee Titans: Georgia OL Cordy Glenn
Glenn is a powerful body who can maul defenders in the run game and more than hold his own inside vs. the pass. A potential Pro Bowl-caliber option at guard who should be an ideal power player for the Titans

52. Tennessee Titans: Cam Johnson DE, Virginia
A solid college defensive end who has never been much of a sack artist but there are some tools there. Showcases some fluidity in his drop and in coverage and has the ability to mature into a more sudden pass rusher. Will get looks in both a 34 and 43 front.

82. Tennessee Titans: Zach Brown OLB, North Carolina
A run and hit guy with impressive athleticism and range. Possesses solid instincts and is a better read-and-react linebacker than given credit for, but still not elite in that area. Nevertheless, looks like a starting caliber 43 weak side guy who would be ideal in a cover two scheme.

115. Tennessee: B.J. Cunningham WR, Michigan State
Isn't real dynamic of an athlete and it takes him a bit to build speed. However, he can box out defenders, go get the football and break tackles after the catch.

155. Tennessee: Terrance Ganaway RB, Baylor
Possesses good size, some natural lean and power. Exhibits the footwork to pick his way through tighter creases inside, but runs through some big leans and isn't overly shifty in the open field. A reserve power guy at best, but doesn't play up to his size/strength numbers consistently.

190. Tennessee: Jacquies Smith DE, Missouri
An intriguing looking DE prospect with some natural athleticism and closing speed, but he struggles out of his stance and does play as dynamic as his athletic skill set says he should.

Walterfootball.com

20. Tennessee Titans: Dontari Poe, NT, Memphis
The Titans just signed Kamerion Wimbley, but that doesn't mean they're finished upgrading the defensive line. They still need help on the interior next to Jurrell Casey because Sen'Derrick Marks struggled last year.

Dontari Poe is arguably the top player available. He's been mocked as high as No. 9 here, but that was an overreaction to his phenomenal Combine. He has mediocre tape, which is why he is likely to drop into the 14-20 range. However, I wouldn't expect him to fall beyond that because of his enormous upside.

52. Tennessee Titans: Lavonte David, OLB, Nebraska
Colin McCarthy played really well since taking over for a struggling Barrett Ruud. It looks like he'll be the long-term answer in the middle. Now, the Titans have to find an upgrade on the weak side.

82. Tennessee Titans: Casey Hayward, CB, Vanderbilt
Cortland Finnegan is gone. The Titans don't need a starting corner, but they have toreplenish depth.

115. Tennessee Titans: Tyrone Crawford, DE, Boise State
The Titans need to find some depth behind Kamerion Wimbley and Derrick Morgan.

155. Tennessee Titans: Joe Adams, WR/KR, Arkansas
This isn't really a pressing need or anything, but the Titans could stand to bring in another weapon for Jake Locker.

190. Tennessee Titans: Ernest Owusu, DE, California
Even more defensive end depth for the Titans, who are thin at that position.

227. Tennessee Titans: William Vlachos, C, Alabama
The Titans signed Steve Hutchinson, but they still need upgrades at right guard and center to maximize Chris Johnson's potential.

ESPN's Mel Kiper

20. Titans select Dre Kirkpatrick, CB

ESPN's Todd McShay makes the same pick, followed by his commentary.

20. Titans select Dre Kirkpatrick, CB

Cornerback is a need for the Titans, but it's not their biggest need. People are torn on Dre Kirkpatrick, so Tennessee could really like him and take him, or the team could opt to address a bigger need.

Kirkpatrick would be a good pick, and he definitely is possible, though, so I won't criticize McShay. Tennessee could also take a defensive end such as Whitney Mercilus or Shea McClellin, though.

Draft Tek Mock

Drafttek.com uses a computer model to simulate a 7-round 2012 NFL Mock Draft. Each team has an analyst who supplies data on 2012 NFL Draft team needs. The team needs are matched up against a list of 2012 NFL Draft prospect rankings (aka "Big Board") in order to generate each selection in our 2012 NFL Mock Draft.

20.

Tennessee
Michael Brockers

With Dre Kirkpatrick and Stephon Gilmore off the board, there are no cornerbacks available that offer value worth taking at 20. Given that, the Titans will most likely look to upgrade their defensive line. They could look defensive end with Jason Jones and Will Hayes departing, and try to improve the pass rush which was one of the worst in the NFL. Or they could upgrade defensive tackle and improve on their run defense, which was also one of the worst in the NFL. Looking at value, the best option for the Titans will be Michael Brockers, the LSU DT. While only coming out as a redshirt-sophomore, Brockers has one of the highest ceilings in the draft. The best part is that even if he doesn't reach that potential, he will still be a solid run defender, since at 6'6", 310 lbs, he has the body to hold multiple gaps. If he does reach his potential, he could not only stop the run, but be one of the scariest pass-rushing tackles in the NFL.

(Yet Luke Kuechly was still available, no way Titans pass on him.)

52 Tennessee
Josh Robinson
Central Florida
CB

Tennessee will have to fill their needs at DE and/or CB in the first 2 rounds, and since they picked Brockers in Round 1, they HAVE to address one of these needs now. Based on talent available, the Titans will look to corner and decide between Dwight Bentley and Josh Robinson. The key difference is experience: Robinson started for 3 full seasons at UCF and covered some of the best receivers and has the speed (4.33 40yd) to run with the best. Another big difference is that Robinson is almost 20 pounds heavier and puts up more reps on the bench press, so he will not get pushed around as much as Bentley might. Robinson also has the potential to play outside the hashmarks, where Bentley is projected to play the nickel or dime. Where Robinson ends up playing will be dependent on the early season play of Alterraun Verner, last year's nickel cornerback and whether he can adjust to playing outside.

82 Tennessee
Chris Givens
Wake Forest
WRF

115 Tennessee
David Molk
Michigan
OC

155 Tennessee
Duke Ihenacho
San Jose State

190 Tennessee
Bruce Irvin
West Virginia

227 Tennessee
Travis Benjamin
Miami (FL)
WRS

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