For those interested in mock drafts, I did a Titans-centric dream draft for here. Which I updated into a two-rounder to get more detailed. That link has a detailed look at my picks and why I made them, but this should provide a brief overview. I ranked the Titans top five needs as follows: Pass rusher, RT, MLB, S, and #2 TE/DT. Comment below and let me know what you would change.
With the top QBs and OTs off the board, the pick inevitably came down to C.J. Mosley MLB, Alabama vs Khalil Mack DE/OLB, Buffalo. Khalil Mack is a premier pass rusher that holds the NCAA record for TFLs and FF, and may end up drawing some comparisons to Robert Mathis. Imagine a DL with Jurrell Casey, Ropati Pitouitua, Karl Klug, and Khalil Mack, that would be a pass rush nightmare.
Who did they pass on:
C.J. Mosley LB- As I said earlier, this was a tough call. Mosley is a great LB and he would be a big help in covering TEs and running backs, but the value of a pass rusher outweighed the upgrade at MLB.
Taylor Lewan/Cyrus Kouandijo RT- The Titans need OT, but not this high. RTs can generally be found later in the draft or in free agency for a reasonable price.
Ha-Ha Clinton-Dix S- I really like the Alabama safety, but not this high. HHCD is a playmaker, but I think it would be better for the Titans to re-sign Bernard Pollard than to spend such a high pick on a safety.
This was a tough pick because DT isn't really a need for the Titans, but I couldn't help but imagine what a HC like Dan Quinn could do with Jurrell Casey and a healthy Dominique Easley. The Titans would have a devastating defense and being great on one side of the ball is better than being average on both.
Who did they pass on:
Ka'Deem Carey RB- The Titans need an RB, but I'm not in love with any RB in round two not named Carlos Hyde. Carey is the best of a decent group, but he doesn't have nearly the value of Easley.
Odell Beckham Jr. WR- Beckham is a dual-threat returner and wide receiver that could be a replacement for Nate Washington in a year. This doesn't make a lot of sense unless the Titans manage to trade Nate Washington in the offseason.
Marcus Roberson CB- This one could make a lot of sense if Dan Quinn was the new head coach. Verner is likely on the way out so the Titans could use a CB if Quinn doesn't like what the Titans have on the roster. As the former DC of the Gators, Quinn should know exactly how good or bad Roberson is and if he prefers him to the DT Easley this would be the pick.