I have been doing this blog for 6 years now and only once have I been able to write about the playoffs before moving on to the draft. That sucks, but here we go again. Todd McShay has release his first 2014 NFL mock draft (In$ider). He has the Titans taking Cyrus Kouandjio, OT, Bama.
Here is what he had to say about the pick:
I don't think QB is an option for the Titans in this scenario, and that they'd be better off waiting for the second or third rounds to land a guy like LSU's Zach Mettenberger or Eastern Illinois' Jimmy Garoppolo. Alabama's Ha Ha Clinton-Dix would fill a need at safety, but I think they'd go for his Bama teammate Kouandjio and address their need at offensive tackle.
Kouandjio is not a finished product, struggling with his hand placement and against quicker D-linemen this season, but there's no denying his talent. He's 6-5, 310 pounds, moves well and is going to continue to get better. He's still relatively new to the sport (he was born in Cameroon and grew up a soccer fan) and has shown good improvement this season, so he has a high ceiling.
The Titans no doubt will need help at offensive tackle in this draft. Kouandjio is a guy that could play right tackle for a year or two until Michael Roos decides to hang it up. That would give him some time to develop without having to be the left tackle.