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First round, #10 overall: Chance Warmack, OG- Alabama. Many people say guards should not be taken this early in the draft. I disagree. The interior offensive line is a huge need for the Titans. Towards the end of the season, Jake Locker literally had less than two-three seconds to get rid of the ball. Steve Hutchinson is getting older and isn't the same anymore. Leroy Harris has been subpar and getting a big, physical guard like Warmack would not only fill a huge need for next season, but for the future as well. He has the potential to be great for a very long time. There's a reason why Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson excelled at Alabama. Warmack knows how to get the job done and is one of the best guard prospects we have seen in years. Mike Munchak should be jumping all over this pick. This would be a great pick for the Titans.
Second round, #40 overall: Logan Ryan, CB- Rutgers. Ryan has gone under the radar, but would be a very solid pick in the second round. He is outstanding in man-coverage and is a very good tackler. His judgement and athleticism will help him excel in the NFL. The Titans are in need of a third corner and Logan would be a perfect fit in the Titans' defense. He will compliment Alterraun Verner and former teammate Jason McCourty very well. Although this defense allowed a ton of points last year, McCourty and Verner played well. By drafting Ryan, Verner can go back to the slot where he is better suited, and therefore, move Ryan to the outside.
Third round, #70 overall: Margus Hunt, DE- SMU. The Titans have Derrick Morgan and Kamerion Wimbley at defensive end. The Titans have zero depth behind them at the position. Welcome Margus Hunt. Fairly new to the game of football, Hunt had loads and loads of potential. He is freakishly athletic, which gives him the ability to make tackles that other defensive ends can't. The former gold medal winner in the 2006 World junior track and field championships, Hunt has the speed and quickness to beat tackles off the edge. His length helps him out tremendously in the run game, however, he needs to improve on his stamina and tackling. Hunt can also be a humongous addition to special teams. At SMU, he had a total of 14 career blocked kicks, with 9 of those blocks being field goals; a NCAA record. Spending a year behind Morgan and Wimbley would be beneficial, and hopefully they can help groom him into a very solid player. He would be an immediate help on special teams. Can't go wrong with this pick.
Third round, #97 overall: Shawn Williams, Georgia- Safety. ( Compensation)Williams is a tough, hard-hitting safety. His size and strength will translate well in the NFL. He is an above average tackler who loves getting dirty. Williams is one of those guys where if he is on your team, you love his excitement and intimidation on defense. If you're playing against him, there's a chance you will frequently get annoyed. I would of had the Titans take a safety a little earlier, but the recent addition of George Wilson changed that. Wilson and Griffin will likely be the starters and by taking Williams, it puts a little extra pressure on Michael Griffin after his horrific season last year. Competition in camp is always a good thing.
Fourth round, #107 overall: Alvin Bailey, OG- Arkansas. Bailey is a versatile guard who can play either guard position. He is very athletic, and has outstanding reaction. It is very difficult to get passed Bailey; especially if he has his hands on the defensive linemen first. Has a very good feel for the game and he and Warmack would compliment each other beautifully. If the Titans do draft Warmack and Bailey, they have an extremely bright future at the guard position. There will be nobody happier than Chris Johnson and Jake Locker because this gives them protection in the run and pass game.
Fifth round, #144 overall: Cory Grissom, DT- USF. Grissom is a very strong defensive tackle with a lot of upper body strength. He knows how to pressure the quarterback and has a very high IQ for the game. With the uncertainty of Sen'Derrick Marks returning, Grissom adds depth and competition to position and he will definitely have a chance to earn some playing time his rookie season.
Fifth round, #169 overall: Kevin Reddick, ILB- UNC. ( Compensation) Kevin Reddick has been through a lot in his career. Reddick is a very smart football player who can play multiple positions. He is a little undersized, but reads the quarterback fairly well. By no means will Reddick be a starter. Colin McCarthy is a very good player when he is healthy. Early on in his career, he has been a little prone to injury, so drafting a decent backup is a good move.
Seventh round, #206 overall: Trey Wilson, CB- Vanderbilt. A local product, Wilson is a speedy corner who has pretty good ball skills. He has a lot of athleticism and has decent acceleration. However, he is a little weak and does not fair well in press coverage. Wilson can come in and challenge Campbell and Sensabaugh, and can also add some value on special teams.
Seventh round, #241 overall: Zac Stacy, RB- Vanderbilt. (Compensation)Stacy is 5 foot 8, which is why I think he will fall this late. However, like Wilson, Stacy played right across the street at Vanderbilt and the Titans should have a pretty good sense of how he plays his game. Javon Ringer is going to test free agency, as will Darius Reynaud, but the Titans will do everything they can to retain Reynaud. Jamie Harper is the only running back besides CJ2K on the roster, so drafting a RB would be a smart idea.