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Russ Lande NFL Mock Draft 2013: Titans and Sharrif Floyd

NewsToTom once told me that Russ Lande has the "courage of conviction" when it comes to mock drafts. Lande's most recent mock proves just that.


I always enjoy reading Russ Lande's mock drafts because they are very different from most of the other mocks that you see out there. He is not afraid to go against a lot of the conventional "wisdom" that most people throw out there. For instance, he has Bjoern Werner going second overall to the Jaguars in this one.

For the Titans he selects Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida:

In recent seasons that Titans’ defensive tackles have not been the impact play-makers that they defense needs. While Floyd’s short arms are a concern for teams that ask their defensive tackles to be 2-Gap players, the Titans would ask Floyd to be a gap shooting, penetrator, which fits his skill set ideally.

(If you can read that and not think TWSS, you are a better person than me.)

Floyd has been going in the top 5 in most mocks that I have seen recently. I still believe they go guard there, but that would be an intriguing move.