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2012 NFL Mock Draft: The Titans and Quinton Coples

What I am about to write reminds me a lot of 2010. You see in 2010 the Titans needed a defensive end. It was pretty much the universal thought that the first round pick was going to be just that. Well there was a guy named Jason Pierre-Paul that was linked to the Titans in numerous mock drafts. I was terrified the Titans would take him because the thing that he was the most well known for, in my mind at the time, was the fact that he did back flips in pregame warmups.

I cannot tell you how relieved I was when the Giants took Pierre-Paul right before the Titans were on the clock. And, as they say, the rest is history.

All of that is a long winded lead up to this 2012 NFL Mock Draft from SB Nation that has the Titans taking Quinton Coples, DE, UNC in the first round. Here is what Ryan Van Bibber had to say about the pick:

Pass rushers are always at premium. Tennessee needs some help in that department after managing just 28 sacks last season. Fortunately for them, there is a lack of 4-3 teams looking for an outside rusher above them in the draft. They get a steal if Coples falls this far.

Coples was not very good in 2011. His first round stock is based off his 10 sack performance in 2010. A one-year wonder always makes me nervous.

As an aside here, the fact that Trent Richardson does not go until the 21st pick in that mock is ridiculous.