The first four picks went like this:
1. JAX- Teddy Bridgewater QB, Louisville
2. OAK- Jadeveon Clowney DE, SCAR
3. BUF- Marqise Lee WR, USC
4. ARZ- Taylor Lewan OT, Michigan
So, with the fifth pick the Tennessee Titans selected...Bradley Roby CB, OSU.
Before I get attacked for not taking a QB, hear me out. With Bridgewater gone there are at least five starting quality quarterbacks available: Tajh Boyd, David Fales, A.J. McCarron, Marcus Mariota, and Aaron Murray. I highly doubt we will see a first round with six QBs taken, and none of them are particularly valued over the others.
Knowing that I would get a shot at one of these five in round two, I went after BPA. Jake Mathews was the BPA on my board, but with Roos in place it hardly seemed like a good fit. Also in consideration was Anthony Barr DE/OLB, UCLA and Sammy Watkins WR, Clemson. I passed on Barr because of a poor scheme fit, and Watkins would add talent to a stacked position group.
Check out what some of the top talent evaluators had to say.
Broke down Bradley Robey/CB/Ohio State on film 2 months ago; one of the most complete corners since Champ Bailey...terrific in all aspects..— Tony Pauline (@TonyPauline) July 15, 2013
Studying Ohio State CB Bradley Roby… extremely twitched-up/explosive, fluid and plays bigger than his size.— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) June 25, 2013
Also, Roby reportedly ran a 4.24 40-yard dash in preseason, and that speed would be exactly what you want in a press-CB. To me, Roby is basically a taller, more talented version of Cortland Finnegan. He has a nasty disposition and he isn't shy about it. His top-end instincts, speed and production make him one of the four blue-chip players on my board and the Titans were lucky to get him.