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The NFL draft is like purchasing a lotto ticket. Every single player has a chance to bust, no matter how "safe" they are perceived. Those who take risks can be rewarded, just as easily as they could fail. Paul Kuharsky says that the Titans should not pick Marcus because of the risk that he might not turn out to be a franchise QB. Should they ever select a QB then? Because literally every single pick ever carries some amount of risk. Andrew Lucks and Peyton Mannings aren't growing on trees, in terms of almost sure things at QB, so personally I think it would be an absolutely terrible decision to not draft Mariota because "he's too risky". The other argument that sit too well with me is, "Would you rather have a QB this year, or a chance to draft a QB the following year?" First off, you never know what is going to happen in the development of said QBs in  college. They could get hurt, tear it up, stay in school, quit, plenty of possibilities. PLUS, you don't even know if you will be in position to draft a QB. Look at the Texans. They have the best defensive player in football, but because of their QBs, which they have neglected (unless you consider Hoyer, Mallett and Savage the solution), they will be in the 8-8 range until they get a franchise guy. So say the Titans draft Leonard this year, or trade back and get a couple first rounders. One or two extra wins could get them out of the Goff sweepstakes. And then, we are still in a spot where we need a QB, and there's no chance we get him, because teams shouldn't pass up the opportunity to draft potential stars at the Quarterback position.

Also the Titans met with Jameis Winston yesterday. At his pro day.

Sidenote: No, none of this is an April Fool's joke.