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2015 NFL Draft: Titans Mock 5.0

Will the Titans stay with the second pick or trade out?

Dante Fowler, Jr. The next Titans star defender from Florida?
Dante Fowler, Jr. The next Titans star defender from Florida?
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Situation(s) -

The Buccaneers have taken Florida State QB Jameis Winston (as expected). Titans GM Ruston Webster receives a phone call from a New Jersey area code. The Jets are desperate to move on from the doomed Geno Smith regime and will need to ensure that they get Marcus Mariota before anyone else does.

The Bears, needing a receiver that could replace current Jet Brandon Marshall inquire about the 33rd pick.

Trade -

Titans receive: 1.6, 3.70, 2016 1, 2016 2, 2016 5

Jets receive: 1.2 and 6.176, 2016 6

Titans receive: 2.39, 4.101, 2016 5

Bears receive: 2.33 and a 2015 6


1.6 Dante Fowler, Jr DE/OLB 6'3 261 Florida Junior

- The Titans, even after significantly upgrading their pass rush, still need some help in the area. Fowler will provide that in spades and then some. He's a great athlete as well, possessing quick feet and fluid hips. Has a great first step and move that often has blockers flailing around for air. Scheme and positional versatility is a plus as well (he's played everywhere on the defense except the secondary). A constantly running motor and great work ethic to match his prodigious talent. Instincts are above average but he will get lost in run defense trying to rush the passer on rare occasions. The Titans do have a history of making something of former Florida defensive ends so he fits that too.

2.39 Laken Tomlinson OG Duke 6'3 320 RS Senior

- Tomlinson is from Jamaica and emigrated to the United States as a 10 year old. He didn't start playing football until his freshman year in high school. Possesses a high level of intelligence and work ethic (LT is in Duke's prestigious medical school AND doing the offseason draft process). Has underrated strength and agility. He carries the 320 pounds very well and can move to the second level quickly. He shows a good high low balance and isn't easily bullied by bigger tackles and ends. Footwork was a little sloppy for my tastes though. The Titans do need some competition for incumbent starter Andy Levitre.

3.66 Chris Conley WR 6'2 213 Georgia Senior

- Conley blew up the Combine and got people talking despite a loaded receiver class. He ran a 4.35 40 in Indy. Possesses quick feet and is a good route runner, especially the shorter routes. Work ethic and character are excellent as well. Ball skills are above average. Conley led the Dogs in receiving for two years despite suffering from terrible QB play in 2014. He simply knows how to get open and make himself a target for the QB. Also, go check out his funny Stars Wars film that he personally directed and starred in on Youtube.

4.100 Javorius "Buck" Allen RB 6'0 221 USC RS Junior

- The USC "quota" is filled with another running back. Allen is a bigger back that can grind out the tough yards inside and has some agility. He isn't the fastest guy in the world but has enough speed to get by. Excellent blocker. Limited experience as 2014 was his first being the starter. He can help replace Shonn Greene if released and spell Bishop Sankey as necessary.

4.101 Tyrus Thompson OT 6'5 324 Oklahoma RS Senior

- Thompson is a good athlete with starting experience at both tackle spots. He has a good burst to get to the second level but needs to work on his hand usage. Improved a lot over his senior season but still is a raw prospect in the more technical aspects of blocking. Completely shut down Baylor's monstrous DE Shawn Oakman. Projects as a right tackle in the league (guess where the Titans have a hole on the OL).

5.138 Taiwan Jones ILB 6'3 245 Michigan State Senior

-  Jones was the next man up to become the Spartans' defensive general in the middle. He was converted to middle linebacker after playing outside for most of his career. The stout MSU defense didn't miss a beat. A solid form tackler with good instincts. Had a good Shrine Bowl performance. Well coached in the fundamentals as most Spartans defenders are. Can the Titans hit late round gold again with an inside linebacker?

6.207 Bryce Callahan CB 5'9 184 Rice RS Senior

- Move over, Byron Jones because you got company in the athletic freaks department. Callahan ran a 4.32 40, posted 43.5 inches on the vertical, and a 11 foot broad jump. He's a little on the short side but plays big. By that, I mean he form tackles well and is schooled in the art of playing corner. Not as gifted as former teammate Phillip Gaines but held his own as the man after Gaines left school. Has a nose for the football with 11 career picks and 30 pass defensed. You know who else that didn't have ideal measureables but showed a lot of toughness as a late round Titans pick? Oh, that's right, Cortland Finnegan. If he has half the career that Finny did, I'd be thrilled.