Mel Kiper has released his latest mock draft (In$ider), and he has the Titans going with Barkevious Mingo, DE, LSU. This is one of those picks that you don't hate because the potential is there, but it also scares you because so much of what he brings to the table is potential. I would feel a lot better about Mingo had he been more productive for the Tigers last year.
Here is what Kiper had to say about the pick:
Mingo sits on that fine line you can find in this range of the draft. He has the natural skills and athleticism of a devastating pass-rusher in the mold of an Aldon Smith -- those guys don't last into the teens. But there's a small bust potential too if his technique doesn't get better. The guy is long, fast, has a great burst and can flat-out turn the corner. But he also needs to play with better leverage, take on blockers more effectively and find ways to simply be more productive. When you watch Mingo at his best, closing on a QB, he looks too good to pass up. Tennessee needs the pass-rush help, and Mingo could develop into a star.
I would feel a whole lot better about taking Mingo if Jim Washburn was still the defensive line coach.