- In a panic to move on from the ill begotten Johnny Manziel era, Cleveland Browns GM Ray Farmer frantically calls the Titans' War Room to offer a trade after seeing FSU QB Jameis Winston hold up the Bucs' digital clock font 1 in Chicago.
Titans receive: 1.12, 1.19, 2.43, 3.77, and a 2016 2
Browns receive: 1.2
1.12 Shane Ray 6'3 245 DE/OLB RS Junior Missouri
- The Titans take advantage of an unexpected slip by Ray and select the Tigers defender at 12. He's an athletic freak that has some good instincts. Has an elite first step and an arsenal of counter moves to beat any tackle in his path. Instincts (ball location and reaction) are above average as well. Run defense is adequate as advertised. Outstanding production in the SEC and broke numerous records held by previous great Missouri pass rush monsters. On the downside, he tends to get lost in the wash of the run game a lot. Coaches will have to caution and control his aggression. NFL bloodlines as (estranged) father Wendell, had a run with the Vikings during the 80s after leaving Missouri.
1.19 DeVante Parker 6'3 209 WR Senior Louisville
- Parker sat out the first half of the 2014 season with a leg injury but returned against Florida State for an impressive 200 yard performance in a close loss. He proved that the leg injury has had zero residual effect on his athleticism at the Combine. He's easily one of the top receivers in the country when fully healthy. Produced even without QB Teddy Bridgewater. An excellent route runner who can vary the depth of the routes to fool defenders. Has a tendency to body catch at times. Medical history isn't the greatest, either.
2.33 Andrus Peat 6'7 313 OT Junior Stanford
- Peat is a massive mountain of a man. He's the most fluid athlete in the class of tackles by far. Very balanced and knows how to mirror the rusher effectively. A good athlete that can get to the second level quickly. He's the most technically refined prospect this year. Has an arsenal of counter moves once the rusher makes his move. Has a habit of playing too high, which allows the rusher to beat his moves and drive Peat back. Long arms help as well. NFL bloodlines as father Todd played several seasons. Mentality can be a big question as he's not as edgy as one would like. Given the recent Johnathan Martin situation in Miami, teams would be wise to check on his mental state to see if he can handle the rigors of NFL life.
2.43 Jordan Phillips 6'5 329 DT RS Sophomore Oklahoma
- The Titans beef up their defensive tackle rotation with Phillips. He's a space eating nose tackle type that could blossom under Dick LeBeau's tutelage. The medical history isn't great but given the Titans' relative depth at DT, they can afford to give him limited reps while he learns the system. Underrated athleticism for a guy his size.
3.66 Doran Grant CB Ohio State 5'11 200 Senior
- Grant is a late bloomer in that he really came on during his junior season after two years of not doing much. 2014 was another good year for him as he was the leader of the Buckeyes secondary after Bradley Roby graduated. He's a smart corner in that he makes the receiver show their cards first before countering. Very disciplined in the art of playing cornerback. Stood out at the Combine during the drills.
3.77 Denzel Perryman 5'11 242 ILB Senior Miami
- Perryman is one of the best inside linebackers in this class. He's a big hitter with a nose for the football. A good athlete that can cover fleet footed slot receivers and is almost impossible to block due to his instincts and strength. He also has the talent to play outside 'backer as well but is better suited inside. Injured during the week in Mobile.
4.100 David Johnson 6'1 224 RB RS Senior Northern Iowa
- Johnson has had an outstanding draft process that started with the Senior Bowl. He has a ridiculous amount of speed for a guy his size. A tough runner who requires more than one defender to bring down. Johnson knows what he is (a straight one cut and go back) and uses his skill set very well. He's also very adept at catching the ball out of the backfield (it could be his best attribute). Also a willing pass blocker as shown in Mobile as he won most of his one on one blocking assignments.
5.138 Jeremiah Poutasi 6'5 335 OG Junior Utah
- A true road grader type that has experience at tackle. He's a punishing mauler that needs to work on the finer technical points of guard play. Underrated athleticism and can get to the second level in a hurry.
6.177 Ladarius Gunter CB/FS 6'1 200 RS Senior Miami
- In a copycat league which everyone is trying to recreate Seattle's Legion of Boom, Gunter fits the bill as a tall physical corner. He didn't do much at Miami (like many of his teammates) but could turn out to be a better pro due to much better coaching than he received in college. Miami is horribly coached and is a program on the decline. He also showed out in Mobile. He can be the swing corner that can play safety as well. A heir apparent to Michael Griffin must be found in due course.
6.208 Max Garcia 6'5 305 RS Senior Florida
- The only Gator lineman to make every start during the past two years. Garcia battled Dismukes for the right to be the country's best center. Like Dismukes, had a good Senior Bowl effort. Versatile as he's played guard, tackle, and center. A transfer from Maryland. Some depth and/or competition is needed for incumbent starter Brian Schwenke.