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2016 NFL Draft: Tennessee Titans Draft Connections Tracker

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A complete list of all the prospects that the Titans have been connected with to this point.

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

It's April, so it's time to start linking players with teams. Through the evolution of twitter, we are more connected now than we ever have been with prospect and team connections.

I'll update this until draft week, but here's all that I've seen so far.

Updated as of 4/27

Ohio State OT, Taylor Decker

Analysis: Decker is a prototype right tackle. He's a little too tall and offers a big target, but he's a powerful, nasty drive blocker.

TCU WR, Josh Doctson

Analysis: Doctson is going to offer a ton of value at pick 15. He's a go-getter that could make an instant impact.

Ohio State CB, Eli Apple

Analysis: Apple is long and fast. It's not a surprise he's getting all of this hype, but his instincts and run support must improve.

Eastern Washington OL, Clay DeBord

Analysis: DeBord played left tackle at Eastern Washington... and that's about all I've got. He's nothing more than a late round depth pick.

Ohio State TE, Nick Vannett

Analysis: Vannett is a long, athletic tight end prospect with athleticism. His 6-6 frame and big hands should have him off the board somewhere on day two.

Virginia Tech CB, Kendall Fuller

Analysis: It's all about the medicals with Fuller. Nobody really has a good feel for where he can land, but he supposedly got a good re-check recently. If healthy, Fuller shows enough short area ability and ball skills to contribute in the NFL.

Washington State OL, Joe Dahl

Analysis: Dahl will probably be asked to kick inside to a guard role in the NFL. He's a late round project.

Oregon DL, DeForest Buckner

Analysis: Buckner is a classic five tech and one of my absolute favorite prospects in this class. He should land somewhere between picks 3-10.

LSU LB, Deion Jones

Analysis: One of those speedy but undersized linebackers we've seen coveted lately. Jones fits best in a "will" role that would allow him to maximize his speed and agility. Jones should be off the board by the end of the third round.

Ohio State WR, Michael Thomas

Analysis: Thomas' projections are all over the map. Some have him in their top five, others think he's vastly overrated. He's a big receiver in a class that lacks some size overall, however. I think he goes at the top of the second round.

Ohio State WR, Braxton Miller

Analysis: Miller, the former Buckeye quarterback, has made waves with his transition to receiver. He showed out at the Senior Bowl, looking like the best receiver down there. He's still a project, but I'd guess he comes off the board somewhere between picks 50-100.

UCLA DT, Kenny Clark

Analysis: Clark is a part of that massive group of defensive lineman set to come off the board in picks 25-50. I like him a lot as a nose tackle at the next level. He's a dark-horse for pick 33.

Central Arkansas DE, Jonathan Woodard

Analysis: Woodard is a local, so he won't count against the official 30. He's a 6-6, 270 pound pass rusher with experience playing inside and out. He projects as a late round project.

Indiana DT, Darius Latham

(Via Tony Pauline of WalterFootball)

Analysis: Latham was considered a 3rd-4th round pick before last month, when he was arrested on an OWI charge. We'll see where Latham lands -- now likely a day three selection.

Texas A&M OL, Germain Ifedi


Analysis: Ifedi is in play in the 20-40 range. He's listed as a tackle, but looks like a guard. He could be a fit at right tackle if the Titans don't land Tunsil.

Georgia Southern S, Antonio Glover

(Via Tony Pauline of WalterFootball)

Analysis: This was my first time hearing Glover's name. Add him to the long list of defensive backs that the Titans are getting familiar with.

Oregon DL, DeForest Buckner

Analysis: Buckner is a classic five tech. He has everything you could ask for for the position. His length and strength should have him off the board in the top five picks.

Navy ATH, Keenan Reynolds

Analysis: Reynolds was part of the local workouts, so don't read into this a ton. Reynolds set plenty of records in Navy's flexbone attack as a running quarterback, but projects as a true running back at the next level. He has a shot to be a late round selection.

Clemson NT, D.J. Reader

Analysis: The 6-3, 325 pounder's game is built off of strength. He has the frame and power, now he just needs the coaching and refinement to blossom at the next level. Reader projects as a mid day three selection.

Stanford TE, Austin Hooper

Analysis: Hooper is just the latest NFL tight end to come down the pipeline at Stanford. Probably will have to add some bulk to handle NFL blocking duties. Flashed some nice hands and an ability to go get the football in traffic. Hooper is a likely third round prospect.

UCLA OT, Caleb Benenoch

Analysis: I've now seen everything from 2nd round to undrafted free agent on Benenoch. I'm viewing him as a project for now who will have to add bulk and strength before he can play in the NFL.

Michigan State OT, Jack Conklin

Analysis: Conklin's projections are all over the place. Kiper thinks he goes top ten and others think he lasts until the second round. Jon Robinson is doing his homework.

Florida S, Keanu Neal

Analysis: Neal is a bully. He will flat lay you out if he can. Classic downhill strong safety. Neal projects to go very early day two and may just sneak into the late first.

Rutgers WR, Leonte Carroo

Analysis: Carroo is one of my favorite prospects in this class. He has some of the best hands you'll see and put up eye-popping numbers with very limiting quarterback play. Look for Carroo to come into play in the middle of day two.

Florida State DB, Jalen Ramsey

Analysis: Jon Robinson is certainly weighing all of his options. Ramsey is a very real option and would offer an instant boost to an ailing secondary, but where do you play him? If he's drafted at number one, it's likely to play cornerback.

Ole Miss OT, Laremy Tunsil

Analysis: Tunsil has been the favorite to be the first pick since the season ended. No official visit has been reported yet, but I would expect that in the coming days.

Maryland CB, Sean Davis

(Gil Brandt of NFL.com)

Analysis: Davis is a free safety turned outside cornerback. The entire football world is enamored with big, lengthy corners and it appears that is what Maryland was trying to turn him into. We'll see where he's played at the next level. Davis should come off the board near the top of day three.

Nebraska DL, Maliek Collins

(Gil Brandt of NFL.com)

Analysis: 6-2, 310+ defensive tackle that can really move. His play dipped a bit this season and he's been lost in a really deep defensive line class, but Collins should come off the board near pick 100.

Colorado State TE, Kivon Cartwright

(Gil Brandt of NFL.com)

Analysis: I have nothing on Cartwright. However, it is worth noting that the Titans seem to be connected to several tight end prospects this season.

Notre Dame OL, Ronnie Stanley

Analysis: The only way Stanley comes into play is if a trade happens. Even then I think he's only in play if they trade out of the top five, which seems unlikely.

Tulsa WR, Keyarris Garrett

(Gil Brandt of NFL.com)

Analysis: Garrett is a big receiver prospect that really popped in Tulsa's system. He comes off a little lethargic and likely won't beat people with cuts and breaks, but he's a big body that will go attack the football. Garrett should come off the board somewhere in the third round.

Louisiana Tech DL, Vernon Butler

Analysis: Butler will probably end up in my top 15 players. He has the length and build of a classic five tech player, but I'd feel confident playing him in nearly any role on the interior. Bulter should hear his name called somewhere between picks 20-35 -- and he would be a total homerun selection for Jon Robinson at 33, in my opinion.

Boise State EDGE, Kamalei Correa

Analysis: Correa really stood out when watching Boise play. He has some twitch to his game, but lacks length. He also had a poor showing at the combine. Correa could be in play at the top of the third round as a rotational rusher.

MTSU S, Kevin Byard

Analysis: The Titans will do all their homework on the local safety. This isn't just because he played down the road, either. Byard is legit. He'll likely get drafted somewhere on day three, despite not getting a combine invite.

SC State DL, Javon Hargrave

Analysis: Hargrave produced some of the most dominating tape you'll ever see at any level at SC State. The level of competition is a big question mark, but Hargrave stood out in a big way. He should go day two.

Ohio State DE, Joey Bosa

Analysis: The Bosa hype has faded as he's settled into that 4-6 range. He's a great player but lacks that extra gear to be a special pass rusher. I would guess Robinson is doing his homework for a trade down here.

Ohio State LB, Darron Lee

Analysis: Lee is a speedy linebacker that can cover really well. So much so that I think he could handle a box safety role. I think that's where he would fit with the Titans. Lee should go in the first round, however.

Ohio State DL, Adolphus Washington

Analysis: Yet another lost name in this defensive line group. Washington is athletic and has a chance to develop into a nice pass rushing presence on the inside. Washington could be in play at the top of the third.

Ohio State S, Tyvis Powell

Analysis: Powell is a tall guy with some speed, but is lacking in the change of direction department. Likely will be a strict deep safety at the next level and won't offer much versatility. Expect to see Powell go on day three.

Maryland EDGE, Yannik Ngakoue

Analysis: Ngakoue would likely be a day three option as a rotational pass rusher. In a shallow pass rushing class, Ngakoue's value may be pushed up.

Akron LB, Jatavis Brown

Analysis: Brown isn't all that different from Darron Lee. Both similar in size and speed. Same scenario here, but Brown would come at a much cheaper day three price than Lee.

Ohio State S, Vonn Bell

Analysis: I came away a little underwhelmed with Bell. I thought he was hesitant and showed little interest in run support. Solid as a rock in coverage though with some man ability. I think he's in play at 33.

Clemson S, Jayron Kearse

Analysis: Looks the part, but that's about where the positives end. Slow to diagnose and react. Disappointing combine on top of that. I would be surprised to see him drafted before round five.

Southern Utah SS, Miles Killebrew

Analysis: Killebrew has gotten a lot of hype from the national media lately. Some even view him as a second round pick. He's an in the box guy whose combine results look better than his film. I would guess he doesn't make it to day three.

Northern Iowa CB, Deiondre' Hall

(From Gil Brandt of NFL.com)

Analysis: Hall is one of the lengthier prospects in this class at cornerback. He could be viewed as a project press corner or even a safety convert. Projections are wild on him, but I don't think his measurables will last too long on day three.

Clemson EDGE, Shaq Lawson

Analysis: Lawson is the best pass rusher in the class and will likely end up a top ten pick. I think this is Jon Robinson doing his homework for a trade-down.

Florida LB, Antonio Morrison

Analysis: Morrison has issues off the field, but pops on the field. He's not the most saavy guy out there but he will flat lay you out. He's likely a mid day three guy who's drafted for special teams and depth.

Florida DL, Jon Bullard

Analysis: Bullard is an undersized defensive tackle and may be asked to move outside in a 4-3 end role. Not sure what role he would play with the Titans, but they would likely have to spend a second round pick to land him.

Stanford TE, Austin Hooper

(Per Tony Pauline of walterfootball.com.)

Analysis: Hooper does a little bit of everything. He flashed an ability to go get the ball and could probably add some weight and become a better blocker. Consensus seems to be a round three grade on Hooper.

Cal TE, Stephen Anderson

(Per Tony Pauline of walterfootball.com.)

Analysis: Anderson played a slot receiver role at Cal, but likely bulks up for a tight end role at the next level. He's an effortless mover and a potentially explosive weapon out of the tight end spot. A likely early day three guy.

Cal WR, Kenny Lawler

(Per Tony Pauline of walterfootball.com.)

Analysis: Lawler made some eye-popping catches playing with Jared Goff at Cal. He's got the length, but will need to add weight to his frame. Has to get stronger. Likely a round three pick.

Cal WR, Trevor Davis

(Per Tony Pauline of walterfootball.com.)

Analysis: Played 4th, even 5th fiddle at times in the Cal offense. Tested well, however. 4.42 forty yard dash and finished in the top five percent of receivers in the three-cone drill. That alone probably gets him off the board late day three.

Clemson CB, Mackensie Alexander

Analysis: Alexander is my second ranked corner. He's likely to go in the 20s, but there's an outside shot he could slide to 33.

Nebraska OL, Zach Sterup

Analysis: All I know about Sterup is that he's 6-9, 320 pounds. There isn't a lot out there on him from analysts, but he's been busy on the visit trail.

Michigan State DL, Lawrence Thomas

Analysis: Little bit of a tweener at 286 pounds, but tested very well -- showing big time lower body burst. Likely a day three project.

Michigan State DL, Joel Heath

Analysis: Heath is an interesting case. He put up huge combine numbers and worked out with the offensive line at Sparty's pro day. He's a fascinating day three guy.

Baylor CB, Xavien Howard

Analysis: Howard is a lengthy corner that's physical and aggressive, but he's often too grabby and can get beat deep. I say round four, but I keep hearing second round buzz.

Samford CB, James Bradberry

Analysis: Bradberry is a long, press corner that impressed at the FCS level. He will need to prove he can handle the talent jump, but Bradberry has the frame that teams look for at 6-1. Look for Bradberry's name to come off the board early on day three.

Temple CB, Tavon Young

Analysis: Young is small, but shows off impressive change of direction skills. He likely fits in a nickel role at the next level. I would guess that Young comes off the board somewhere in the middle of day three.

Michigan State OL, Donovan Clark

Analysis: Clark would be nothing more than a depth player and probably projects as a 7th rounder to undrafted free agent.

Austin Hooper, TE, Stanford