I know everyone loves a good 11 1/2 month early mock draft. Todd McShay of ESPN has put out his initial 2012 mock draft (In$ider), and has the Titans picking Jayron Hosley, CB, Virginia Tech with the 8th pick. A lot of "experts" leading up to the 2011 NFL draft had the Titans taking a corner high, and I never could figure out why.
Tennesee may not have the best corners in the league, but they have a lot of quality depth at the position. I expect Cortland Finnegan to bounce back from an off year last year. I also expect Alterraun Verner and Jason McCourty to continue to get better. My prediction is at the end of the season we will be talking about corner as a strength of this team.
Here is what McShay had to say about the pick:
Hosley is an underrated cover corner with good ball skills.
That doesn't really sound like a guy I want 8th.
Nice play in the picture though..