1.1 Jalen Ramsey 6'1 204 DB Junior Florida State
- The Titans throw history to the wind by selecting a defensive back first overall for the first time in the history of the NFL draft. Ramsey is an elite athlete with positional versatility. He started out as an CB/S hybrid as a freshman and cemented a move to corner before his junior campaign. Has size for a corner that teams covet especially for those to emulate Seattle's Legion of Boom secondary. Rarely gets beat by vertical threats as he has the speed to keep pace. Physical at the point of attack. Instincts are very good for either safety or corner, whichever he ends up sticking at. Scouts have compared to him to Charles Woodson among others. If selected by the Titans, he could be the heir to Jason McCourty #1 corner status or Michael Griffin's outright replacement. Did you know that he's from the state of Tennessee?
TRADE - Tennessee trades 2.33 + 2017 sixth round pick for Detroit's 2.46, 4.108, 6.184
Detroit, sensing a run on wide receivers, and looking to grab one to "replace" the recently retired Calvin Johnson, trades up to 33.
2.46 Germain Ifedi 6'5 324 OT RS Junior Texas A&M
- The latest in a recent spate of pro ready offensive tackles from A&M. Ifedi has experience at both guard and tackle. The Titans are keen on having Taylor Lewan staying put at left tackle so Ifedi gets to stay at his preferred right tackle position. He has enough athleticism and above average hand usage to keep the defender at bay. Footwork, while a little off at times, is consistently good enough to stick at tackle. A road grader type with some ability to get to the second level rather aggressively. On-field attitude could be construed as nasty as beloved former Titan Big Country.
3.64 Austin Johnson 6'4 314 NT RS Junior Penn State
- With the Johnson selection, the Titans get a bona fide big body 3-4 nose tackle to build around. They also have a Penn State buddy for current Titans defensive lineman DaQuan Jones. Johnson wasn't asked to do much in terms of pass rush but he is more than capable of doing so. Primarily deployed as a space eater NT type to free up plays for his DE friends (mainly Carl Nassib). Work ethic and character are impeccable. Ball skills and instincts are above average. His game is similar to Angelo Blackson in a way. With Al Woodz' signing, Johnson could be developed at his own pace and start out as a depth player before taking over full time.
4.108 Antonio Morrison 6'1 232 ILB Senior Florida
- Morrison had a great week at the Senior Bowl. He was one of the better ones not named Jordan Jenkins (UGA). Showed an ability to cover sideline to sideline and versatility by picking off a pass while playing outside linebacker. The defensive general in the middle for the Gators talented defense. Underrated prospect due to the putrid Gators offense forcing the defense to stay on the field on a near constant basis. Quintessential modern day linebacker. The Titans can place him next to Avery Williamson and forget about the ILB spots for the next 3-4 years.
4.110 Graham Glasgow 6'6 307 G/C RS Senior Michigan
- Glasgow is having a standout offseason draft process so far. He blew up at the East-West Shrine Game and parlayed that into a Senior Bowl invite. Work ethic isn't a concern with him. Positional versatility is a major plus as he's spent time at both guard spots along with playing center. Hand usage is above average. Gets to the second level quickly. Might be too tall for some teams as an interior lineman but limited athletically for tackle. Hunkers down into an acceptable stance despite his frame. A grinder with a constant running motor looking for his next assignment. Ideally, he pushes Jeremiah Poutasi for a starting guard spot or could force Andy Gallik off the roster as a swing guard/center. I really like his game. Had two off field alcohol related issues (first offense was for DWI, second was violating probation for the first one by drinking, earning a suspension).
5.128 Leonte Caroo 6'0 211 WR Senior Rutgers
- Stop me if you've heard this before but there's a talented receiver with an off field history from Rutgers. You can read Terry's excellent breakdown on Caroo here. It's highly unlikely that Caroo lasts this long into the fifth round but off field issues could knock him down a bit.
6.2 Lawrence Thomas 6'3 286 DE RS Senior Michigan State
- Thomas was the other guy opposite all everything end Shilique Calhoun. He's a good prospect in his own right. Consistent motor and work ethic are a plus. Willing to do the dirty work. Size may bump inside on certain situations. The Titans do have an interest as it's been reported that he has/had a workout scheduled with them.
6.184 Harlan Miller 6'0 182 CB Senior Southeastern Louisiana
- Miller was part of a group of small school DBs that stood out at the Senior Bowl. He has quick feet and a good amount of agility. Miller rarely had a bad rep and kept pace with the smaller and faster receivers in Mobile. He needs to add weight to his frame though. The Titans do have a penchant for finding and developing small school defensive backs late in the draft so he could be a pick later on. Also a reported interview by the Titans. Could push the bottom rungs of the CB depth chart off the roster i.e. BWW.
6.186 Keith Marshall 5'11 219 RB Senior Georgia
- Marshall had a good Combine, wowing everyone with an electrifying 4.31 40 yard dash while looking good during the drills. He didn't have a whole lot of production at Georgia, thanks to one Todd Gurley and incurring a host of injuries. A former highly touted prospect in his own right but the medical history is very scary. Chose not to file an appeal for a fifth year of eligibility and decided to enter the draft. If he's healthy, he could push for some playing time as a backup to the recently acquired DeMarco Murray. He apparently checked out fine during the medicals at the Combine. Worth a sixth round flier to see if he can overcome the injuries and make a roster spot for himself.