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Tennessee Titans to ignore the obvious in round one of the NFL Draft

Reviewing the comments by Ken Wisenhunt on the NFL Draft.

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Tennessee Titans have lost two of their most productive players in the last month. First of all they lost a bidding war against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for Alterraun Verner, a Pro Bowl CB. Then after they cut diminishing, but productive, running back Chris Johnson. Most would equate losing those two to mean that the Titans were going to go all in on replacing them early, but that is not the case.

According to this article, Ken Whisenhunt said early last week that the Tennessee Titans were not going to look at either a cornerback or a running back early in the 2014 NFL Draft. In fact, with recent signings of Michael Oher, Sean Phillips, Wesley Woodyard, and Dexter McCluster it looks like the Titans are truly set up to take best player available.

Could that mean that the Titans end up with a new signal caller like Teddy Bridgewater? He would be the perfect fit for Whisenhunt's system, and he is smart enough to adapt when the Whiz wants to.

Or could Ray Horton and Lou Spanos get their huge upside guy in Anthony Barr. A guy with that much talent doesn't come along every year, and while there are a few concerns it is important to remember that he has only played defense for two years, and in both of those years he has topped 10 sacks (one of only three defensive players in college football to do that in 2012/2013).

If neither of those two standout to the coaches, players like Eric Ebron, Mike Evans and C.J. Mosley could all be great fits on the new Titans roster.