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Clear draft plans bode well for Tennessee Titans

Are we seeing the real Ruston Webster?

Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

I have looked over the Tennessee Titans draft several times at this point and I am still astounded. Not only do all the picks make sense right now, but it is pretty great value in every round.

The Tennessee Titans had a clear draft plan and stuck with it, and ultimately that resulted in possibly the best looking draft class in the franchise's existence (just as the Titans of course).

If you aren't sure what I am referring to when I say they had a draft plan, I am talking about the idea that once you get a franchise quarterback you build around him immediately. You don't try to nickel and dime it like the Tennessee Titans did with Vince Young or Jake Locker, go make it a priority immediately, and they did that this year.

In round two they got a player who could ultimately be the best wide receiver in this draft with just a little luck. Dorial Green-Beckham kept his nose clean for an entire year during his time with Oklahoma, which bodes well for his future. This immediately gives the Titans a true #1 caliber receiver to pair with Kendall Wright and Delanie Walker. If Justin Hunter develops (which would be a good problem to have) then so be it, but this team isn't dependent on it.

In round three the Titans gave Marcus Mariota a very solid offensive lineman that projects best at guard. If Byron Bell wins the starting job at right tackle (which I don't expect) then Andy Levitre will be competing hard with his potential replacement.

In round four Tennessee added Jalston Fowler who was listed as a fullback. I am going to say that a more apt title for what the Titans want Fowler to become is FB/RB/TE/ST and he showed the versatility in college to suggest that those are all very possible. As much fun as it is to watch Karl Klug jump in at fullback and try to get the tough yards for Tennessee, it looks like the Titans may have a better fit now.

In round five David Cobb was added to solidify the backfield. Now the Tennessee Titans have two young options in Bishop Sankey and David Cobb. This isn't necessarily smash and dash 2.0, but they do have similar roles. Sankey is a more fun running back to watch in space and he does a lot of things well. However, if you want a one-cut running back who is slippery (I believe PFF said he had and least two missed tackles forced in every game he started) then Cobb is your guy.

In round six the Titans brought in a very capable looking center to push Brian Schwenke for starting time. Remember, this regime didn't bring in Brian Schwenke, it was Mike Munchak. Also, Emory Hunt had this to say on Andy Gallik the Titans new center:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Love the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Titans?src=hash">#Titans</a> selection of C Andy Gallik. Graded him out as a 1st Rd&#39;er and my #1 overall Center</p>&mdash; Emory Hunt (@FBallGameplan) <a href="https://twitter.com/FBallGameplan/status/594603477067833344">May 2, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Finally the Tennessee Titans brought in maybe the best value pick of the draft in Tre McBride. A small school wide receiver, McBride popped on tape and consistently made his quarterback look good by adjusting to poorly thrown balls and beating double coverage. He isn't the fastest or tallest guy in the draft, but he is an outstanding seventh round pick and has the talent to potentially end up as a heavy rotational guy behind Dorial Green-Beckham, Kendall Wright and Harry Douglas.

All in all, the Titans attacked this draft very well and Ruston Webster redeemed himself a lot (at least in the short term). All the picks look very good and the Titans may have netted five starters (Mariota, Green-Beckham, Poutasi, Fowler, and Cobb) and added two guys who could push for starting jobs or rotational snaps (Gallik, McBride). If the Titans find a way to bring in La'el Collins or another FA that could push to start at tackle then this could be the turning point for the reputation of the Titans and Ruston Webster.