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2014 NFL Draft: Titans 7 Round Mock 3.0

Who will the Titans take plus an interesting twist?

Charles Sims. Do. Want.
Charles Sims. Do. Want.
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Trade scenario -

Tennessee receives - 1.16, 3.78, 7.38

Dallas receives - 1.11, 5.151, and a conditional 2015 5th that can upgrade to a 4th on incentives

1.16 (TRADE) - Ra'Shede Hageman DL Minnesota

- The Cowboys sensing a run on tackles, trade up from 16 to take one (ZacK Martin or Taylor Lewan). Hageman is a big body (6'6 310) that can either slide inside or play end in a 3-4. He shows a very good burst into the backfield for a guy his size. More of a raw strength game than a speed game. Hageman fits the profile for the big body ends/tackles that Horton looks for. The positional versatility is a big selling point here for the Titans.

2.42 - Zach Mettenberger QB LSU

- Mettenberger fits as a classic Whisenhunt quarterback in the sense that he's tall and has a rocket arm. We all can debate on Jake Locker's potential as a franchise quarterback for hours on end but it's clear that a backup plan must be developed after Ryan Fitzpatrick's lackluster showing in Locker's stead. The torn ACL is a concern, however as he tore it pretty late in the season but reports are that he should be ready by training camp. If he isn't healthy, the Titans can just use a "redshirt" year to bring him to full health for 2015. Mettenberger improved a lot under the guidance of LSU OC Cam Cameron, becoming more disciplined and aware in the pocket. Before Cameron's arrival, he was similar to Phillip Rivers in that you just didn't know what to expect on any given throw. His game has calmed down considerably.

3.78 - Charles Sims RB West Virginia

- Sims is a bigger back (6'0 214) with plus hands. He showed off decent hands and route running skills during the Combine. The Titans gain their lost third rounder back lost in the Hunter trade and take a back to help fill in for the current Jet CJ.

4.112 - Jordan Zumwalt LB UCLA

- The Titans take a Bruins linebacker in the 2014 draft, just not the one everyone is expecting them to. Zumwalt was a tackling machine on the inside. He's a fiery and passionate leader in the middle that could do well to learn under new Titans signing Wesley Woodyard on the finer points of channeling that leadership. Will the Titans find another gem in the fourth round?

6.186 - Ben Benwikere CB SJSU

- Another year, another Shrine Bowl success story for the Titans perhaps? Alterraun Verner also played in the Shrine Game and has been pretty decent I'd say. Benwikere has been on my radar for the past couple of years. He's a ball hawk, snagging 12 interceptions in 2 years. Also he isn't afraid to tackle, given his 122 tackles over the 2 years.

7.228 - L'Damian Washington WR Missouri

- Washington was a part of the 6'4 and above WR corps (seriously how do they get all these guys)? He's a big body deep threat (6'4 200) that could be an ideal 4th/5th receiver now that Damian Williams has left for Miami. Washington ran a 4.5 40 at the Combine. He was the "slot" (well as 6'4 guys go) receiver at Missouri. A WR corps of Hunter, Wright, Washington (Nate), and Washington would be an interesting and dynamic group.

7.238 - Anthony Fera K/P Texas

- Someone to give incumbent starter Maikon Bonani a competition in camp. Fera took an interesting route to his home state school, transferring from Penn State when the NCAA hammered them with sanctions following the Jerry Sandusky situation. He really improved in 2013 from a dismal 2012 season. Fera can also handle punting duties in a pinch as well. A big game kicker that was heavily relied upon when Texas was close. Hit 14 of 15 field goals when the game was within 7 points and 6 of 7 when the game was within 3 points.