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In the '14 Early Mock Draft Titans select: round 1

The Titans ended up picking fifth in the 2014 early mock draft I am a part of. Find out who I took and why


The first four picks went like this:

1. JAX- Teddy Bridgewater QB, Louisville

2. OAK- Jadeveon Clowney DE, SCAR

3. BUF- Marqise Lee WR, USC

4. ARZ- Taylor Lewan OT, Michigan

So, with the fifth pick the Tennessee Titans selected...Bradley Roby CB, OSU.

Before I get attacked for not taking a QB, hear me out. With Bridgewater gone there are at least five starting quality quarterbacks available: Tajh Boyd, David Fales, A.J. McCarron, Marcus Mariota, and Aaron Murray. I highly doubt we will see a first round with six QBs taken, and none of them are particularly valued over the others.

Knowing that I would get a shot at one of these five in round two, I went after BPA. Jake Mathews was the BPA on my board, but with Roos in place it hardly seemed like a good fit. Also in consideration was Anthony Barr DE/OLB, UCLA and Sammy Watkins WR, Clemson. I passed on Barr because of a poor scheme fit, and Watkins would add talent to a stacked position group.

That left me with one of my favorite players, Bradley Roby. Roby is an blue-chip CB that could have gone above Dee Milliner in the 2013 NFL Draft if he was eligible.

Check out what some of the top talent evaluators had to say.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Broke down Bradley Robey/CB/Ohio State on film 2 months ago; one of the most complete corners since Champ Bailey...terrific in all aspects..</p>&mdash; Tony Pauline (@TonyPauline) <a href="">July 15, 2013</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Studying Ohio State CB Bradley Roby… extremely twitched-up/explosive, fluid and plays bigger than his size.</p>&mdash; Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) <a href="">June 25, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Also, Roby reportedly ran a 4.24 40-yard dash in preseason, and that speed would be exactly what you want in a press-CB. To me, Roby is basically a taller, more talented version of Cortland Finnegan. He has a nasty disposition and he isn't shy about it. His top-end instincts, speed and production make him one of the four blue-chip players on my board and the Titans were lucky to get him.

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