We have all seen the hundreds of mock drafts that have the Tennessee Titans taking Nick Fairley with the 8th overall pick. Fairley is one of the riskiest players in this draft because there are a lot of reasons to look at him and think he could end up being a bust. I think the Titans are more protected from that than most teams though because they are the only team that is going to be able to get the kind of information they will be getting from Tracy Rocker. Rocker was Fairley's position coach at Auburn and knows more about him than any other person in an NFL draft room.
Jim Wyatt talked to Titans head coach Mike Munchak about the input Rocker will have on Fairley:
That's a nice plus he's worked with him and he knows how he would fit and how he thinks he'd help," Munchak said of Rocker. He also has a good feel for what we have, and knows how (Fairley) might fit in with our guys compared to someone else."
We talked more about this yesterday on MCM Radio. You should listen to that if you haven't already.