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2011 NFL Mock Draft Titans Take Nick Fairley and Christian Ponder

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Chad Reuter of CBS Sports and NFLDraftScout.com put out a two round mock of his own yesterday, and he, like everyone else in the free world, has the Titans taking Nick Fairley in the first round, but instead of Ryan Mallett in the second round he has the Titans taking Christian Ponder.  I must say that I like this a lot better.  The biggest question surrounding Ponder is his injury history, but you can believe that every NFL team will have all of those questions answered when the draft rolls around.

This is the first time in a while I have seen Ponder falling to 39.

Analysis from Reuter after the jump.

Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn: Fairley's pro day just accentuated his athleticism, and he gained back some of the weight he lost to run faster at the combine. His length and power perfectly fits the Titans' ideal for defensive tackles.
Christian Ponder, QB, Florida State : Finding a new starter is paramount for new coach Mike Munchak.

Ground breaking stuff on that second one there.