NFL Draft 2013: Assessing the Possible Titans Picks at 10

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With the 2013 NFL Draft just a few days away, it's time to bring everything together and look at what will be best for the Tennessee Titans at 10th overall.

Chance Warmack - Offensive Guard - University of Alabama

Pros:

  • Big mauler that could compliment right tackle David Stewart exceptionally.
  • Has much interest in being drafted for the Titans, as shown on MCM Radio and in an interview where he said that being drafted by two HOF Offensive Lineman and close to Alabama would be a "dream situation"
  • Big size, no obvious character issues
Cons:
  • Offensive guards can be taken later in the draft, allowing for the Titans to address other needs at 10
Other teams before the Titans possibly interested in Warmack:

Arizona Cardinals (7), Buffalo Bills (8), New York Jets (9)

Jonathan Cooper - Offensive Guard - University of North Carolina

Pros:
  • Versatile, able to play all three interior positions
  • Technician, similar to Andy Levitre
  • Had an excellent Combine
Cons:
  • Quality technician guards can be taken later in the draft
  • Not big mauler
Other teams before the Titans possibly interested in Cooper:


Arizona Cardinals (7), Buffalo Bills (8), New York Jets (9)

DeMarcus Milliner - Cornerback - University of Alabama

Pros:
  • Great speed and hands
  • Strong coverage
  • Great size
  • Ability to jump up and grab interception
Cons:
  • Didn't have to backpedal in college.
  • Can get beat off the line
  • Not a great tackler
Other teams before the Titans possibly interested in Milliner:

Jacksonville Jaguars (2), Oakland Raiders (3), Philadelphia Eagles (4), Detroit Lions (5), Cleveland Browns (6), Buffalo Bills (8)

Barkevious Mingo - Defensive End/Outside Linebacker - Louisiana State University

Pros:
  • 6'4" frame with 33.75" arm length
  • Explosive and elusive pass rusher
  • Excellent speed
  • Strong tackler
Cons:
  • Too lean to be a typical 4-3 defensive end
  • Allows offensive tackles to recover if not successful off the snap
  • Only 4.5 sacks in 13 games in 2013
Other teams before the Titans possibly interested in Mingo:

Oakland Raiders (3), Cleveland Browns (6), Arizona Cardinals (7), New York Jets (9)

Dion Jordan - Outside Linebacker/Defensive End - University of Oregon

Pros:
  • 6'6" height with 33 7/8" arm length
  • Can disengage from blocks to make tackles
  • Long strides with good speed
  • Known to stick shoulder into lead blocker to open up other defenders
Cons:
  • Not strong enough, yet, to gain leverage against NFL-caliber blockers
  • Very lean
  • Susceptible to cut-blocks
  • Only 5 sacks in 11 games; however, 10.5 tackles for a loss, with 3 forced fumbles
Other teams before the Titans possibly interested in Jordan:

Kansas City Chiefs (1), Jacksonville Jaguars (2), Oakland Raiders (3), Cleveland Browns (6), Arizona Cardinals (7), New York Jets (9)

Ezekiel Ansah - Defensive End - Brigham Young University

Pros:
  • 6'5" height, 35" arm length, 271 lbs.
  • Extremely athletic
  • Sheds blocks
  • Strong tackler
  • Good edge rush
  • Played in 4-3 scheme
Cons:
  • Lack of stamina
  • Stays at line of scrimmage to bat pass, sometimes, instead of rushing passer when fatigued
  • Occasional poor decision making against the run
  • Not consistent with technique
  • 4.5 sacks in only one season as a full time starter
Other teams before the Titans possibly interested in Ansah:

Jacksonville Jaguars (2), Philadelphia Eagles (4), Detroit Lions (5), Cleveland Browns (6)

Bjoern Werner - Defensive End - Florida State University

Pros:
  • Flexible with ability to contort body
  • Good pressure on QB and strong in run game, as well
  • Good speed and strength
  • Good tackler
  • Deflected 18 passes in college
  • 13 sacks in 2012
  • Played in 4-3 scheme
Cons:
  • 6'3" height with 33.25" arm length
  • Not super explosive
  • Inconsistent tackler and motor
  • History of minor injuries
  • Could be drafted later in the first round or similar quality in later rounds
Other teams before the Titans possibly interested in Werner:

Detroit Lions (5)

Starlite Lotulelei - Defensive Tackle - University of Utah

Pros:
  • Powerful and agile
  • Versatile interior lineman
  • Smart rusher, recognizes screens and blocking schemes
  • Quick feet and short are speed
  • Thick arms for tackling
  • 311 lbs.
Cons:
  • Titans are stacked at defensive tackle
  • Somewhat inconsistent
  • Not good at open field tackles
Other teams before the Titans possibly interested in Lotulelei:

Kansas City Chiefs (1), Jacksonville Jaguars (2), Oakland Raiders (3), Cleveland Browns (6), Arizona Cardinals (7), New York Jets (9)

Sharrif Floyd - Defensive Tackle - University of Florida

Pros:
  • Quick pass rusher
  • "Violent hands" that can shed blocks
  • Splits double teams well
  • Flexible with good balance
Cons:
  • Titans are stacked at defensive tackle
  • Not a space eater, weighing less than 300 lbs.
  • Not great stamina
  • Suffered torn ACL in high school
  • Only 4.5 sacks in two seasons
Other teams before the Titans possibly interested in Floyd:

Oakland Raiders (3), Cleveland Browns (6), Arizona Cardinals (7), New York Jets (9)

Jarvis Jones - Outside Linebacker - University of Georgia

Pros:
  • Versatile with the ability to play inside or outside
  • Great at coverage and rushing the passer
  • Strong tackler
  • Good closing speed
  • Would allow Titans to use outside linebacker Akeem Ayers more as a pass rusher
Cons:
  • One year starter
  • Inconsistent pass rusher
  • Injury history
  • Has spinal stenosis condition, same thing that made WR Michael Irvin quit football
  • Outside linebacker isn't a major priority for the Titans
Other teams before the Titans possibly interested in Jones:

Detroit Lions (5), New York Jets (9)

Kenny Vaccaro - Safety - University of Texas

Pros:
  • Strong and athletic
  • Can be used as a nickel back
  • Good speed for out routes and downfield
  • Solid open-field tackler
  • Good blitzer
Cons:
  • Needs improvement in man coverage
  • Not agile or quick enough to stick with NFL receivers, losing steps and being "out-quickened"
  • Can get caught off-guard in zone coverage
  • Bites on play-action
  • Doesn't always take good angles on tackles
Other teams before the Titans possibly interested in Vaccaro:

None

Cordarrelle Patterson - Wide Receiver - University of Tennessee

Pros:
  • Titans have many inconsistent receivers
  • Outstanding speed and athleticism
  • Playmaking ability with good ball carrier vision
  • Separates well on vertical routes
  • Hauls difficult catches
  • 6'2" height with 31.75" arm length
  • nimble for size
Cons:
  • One year in FBS competition
  • Consistently a body catcher, even when it is not necessary
  • Tries to do too much sometimes
  • Dropped some easy passes
  • Inconsistent blocking effort
  • Not great route runner
  • Receiver is not a priority at 10 for the Titans, but could be good choice if priority players are already taken
Other teams before the Titans possibly interested in Patterson:

Oakland Raiders (3), Cleveland Browns (6), Buffalo Bills (8), New York Jets (9)

In Conclusion

This draft is not very top-heavy, but there are several players that the Titans could take at 10 to improve the team. Some of these players are subject to be taken before #10 by one of the teams before the Titans or a later team that could easily trade up for Oakland's or Cleveland's spot in the draft.

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