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2015 NFL Draft: Top receiver by round

Which receiver could tempt the Titans at the top of each of the seven rounds.

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The Tennessee Titans have brought in a plethora of talented players leading up to the draft, but more than anything they seemed to be focused on wide receivers. Not only have they brought in guys they would presumably have to take at two (Kevin White, Amari Cooper), but they have also looked at guys that would be in the middle of the first round (Davante Parker) and guys that will slip past the first round.

With that in mind, here is a quick scan of some players that should be available when the Titans pick in each round.

Round one- Amari Cooper, Alabama/Kevin White WVU

This is a pick your flavor decision. If the Titans are drafting a WR first (or more likely trading with someone inside the top 10) then either one of these receivers makes sense. Amari Cooper is a average sized player who makes people miss and can run some of the best routes of any receiver in the past two drafts. However, he also drops balls more than he should and some doubt he has a home-run gear in the NFL.

Kevin White is 6'2" but he plays like he is 6''5". He is a leaper that knows exactly when to high point the ball, and he reminds me a lot of Mike Evans from last year's draft. While he has the big play ability and deep speed, he doesn't have the consistency of a Cooper, and teams may value that more than his ability to catch the ball over any corner in the league.

Round two- Jaelen Strong, AZST

Strong is a tall receiver that has a knack for making impressive catches and will wow you in the end zone. However, he doesn't separate well at the college level which really makes teams nervous (historically). He won't dictate coverage at the NFL level, but his length, speed, hands, and timing makes him an ideal number two receiver.

Round three- Sammie Coates, Auburn

Sammie Coates may be the exact opposite of Jaelen Strong. While Strong will make his money in the intermediate area, Coates is a guy who could be a star on the outside. While he isn't especially big, and inconsistent quarterback play limited his exposure, he could be a guy similar to Mike Wallace when he played in Miami, big play ability but clearly not a top-10 guy.

Round four- Tyler Lockett, Kansas State

If Lockett wasn't 5'9" he would be a guy that would struggle to fall out of the top-40. Lockett does everything right and he is the guy that you want on your team, but he will likely encounter a new level of difficulty dealing with the press-coverage at the NFL level. While that may keep Lockett limited to a slot role, he should still be a very good player that earns a spot in the league for a long time.

Round five- Dezmin Lewis, Central Arkansas

At round five you are just finding guys who can make the team. At nearly 6'4", Lewis is going to be on a team next year, and with the Titans lacking red zone role players, Lewis could make an impact.

Round six- DeAndre Smelter, Georgia Tech.

Smelter was a name people threw around a lot this season and he has a little bit of everything. At 6'2" he is big enough, he has shown he is fast enough and coming from GTU he definitely knows how to block. He is worth a shot if no more than just a special teams player.

Round seven- Mario Alford, WVU

Raw and small. Those are the reasons why no one will take him before the seventh round. However, he is a former running back who can do something that few other humans on Earth can do: run a sub 4.3 40-yard dash. I'll take a guy who is raw and not ideally sized if he can do something like that, and while he may just be a special teams player for his first year or two in the league, if he is coached up then he could be very interesting as a Percy-Harvin-type of player.