TRADE - The 49ers in a mood to find a replacement for the soon to be ex 49er Colin Kaepernick, trades up to the top pick and gets local product QB Jared Goff from Cal.
Titans receive: 1.7, 2017 1, 2.37, 2017 3, 4.105, 5.145
49ers receive: 1.1 and 7.222
1.7 Ronnie Stanley 6'6 312 OT RS Junior Notre Dame
- Yes it's well known that I'm a Stanley doubter but the talent cannot be denied. He has lot of the infamous word potentoil. He's experienced at both tackle spots, garnering 40 at either spot. A road grader type of tackle who won't quit until the echo of the whistle. Footwork is a major plus. Doesn't get beat that often. Long arms to keep the defender at bay. Not the most technically proficient tackle out there and led to some inconsistent games, particularly against Clemson. New Titans OL coach Russ Grimm gets a franchise tackle to build with.
2.33 Emmanuel Ogbah 6'4 273 DE RS Junior Oklahoma State
-Ogbah is the Big 12's most talented pass rusher and has the stats to back it up. Led OSU in tackles for loss, sacks, and forced fumbles. Lateral agility is a major plus to his game. Arm length is another positive. Arsenal of pass rush moves are above average although he leans on his strength rather than finesse at times. Won a share of the Big 12 DPOY award.
2.37 Darian Thompson 6'2 208 S RS Senior Boise State
- He kept up stride for stride against some of the faster receivers without losing much at all. Ball location skills were on point during every drill. He got to almost every ball thrown his way. Impressive prospect with a great week against the big boys in Mobile. In the running for best safety in the class. Thompson is a true ball hawk, snagging 16 interceptions total in his college career. The heir apparent to recently signed Rashad Johnson. He could have a similar career arc of current Titans S Daimion Stafford in that he could take a year to learn the system, get adjusted to NFL life, and perform admirably when called upon in spot duty. A prospect the Titans have met with as well.
3.64 Javon Hargrave 6'1 309 DT Senior South Carolina State
- Hargrave has had a meteoric rise up the boards through the draft process as he first dominated at the East-West Shrine Game before getting the call up to the Senior Bowl. What's amazing is that he simply stepped right in on Day 3 of the Senior Bowl practices as a last minute replacement and just crushed it. He has a nice mix of brute strength and athleticism. Compares to Baltimore Raven DT Brandon Williams. Also a recent Titans prospect of interest.
4.105 Keyarris Garrett 6'3 220 WR RS Senior Tulsa
- Garrett is a big body possession receiver type that really blossomed under Tulsa HC Phillip Montgomery's watch. The Golden Hurricane ran a system similar to that of Baylor's as Montgomery was previously Baylor's OC before taking the head job at Tulsa. After three so so years, he blew up his senior season, posting 1,588 yards on 96 catches along with eight touchdowns. Not the best athlete in the world in terms of raw speed. He's a long strider that takes some time to get going. NFL bloodlines as uncle David Mims had a decent career with the Atlanta Falcons. Another reported Titans target.
4.113 Graham Glasgow 6'6 307 OG/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).
5.140 Kelvin Taylor 5'10 207 RB Junior Florida
- The last name should be very familiar to Titans fans as Kelvin is the son of Jaguars and Gator great Fred Taylor. Quicker than fast. Work ethic and character are a plus. A very instinctive runner that sees the hole and attacks it. The medical history is filled with leg injuries. He projects as a backup option that can spell DeMarco Murray and not lose a beat. Declared early as a junior, which wasn't unexpected due to the Gators offense being beyond putrid.
5.145 Deiondre' Hall 6'2 199 CB Senior Northern Iowa
- Hall had a good week of practice at the Senior Bowl. He showed no fear in challenging the big name receivers. He is built like what most NFL teams try to emulate in Seattle's secondary. Long arms and willing to hit you in the mouth. The Titans have been looking to upgrade their secondary with signings and some Pro Day visits. Hall would be perfect as a nickel corner that could eventually move to the outside. The Titans have expressed some interest as well.
6.177 Yannick Ngakoue 6'2 252 OLB Junior Maryland
- Deiontrez Mount 2.0 in that both have similar skill sets right now that need further development. Above average athleticism that allows him to keep well balanced on the hoof. Aldon Smith lite (without the off field problems) in terms of pure NFL comps for his skills. A lot to shape and mold for Dick LeBeau and co. He's a DMV guy who stayed close to home for college, spurning multiple offers from "bigger" programs. His recruitment was one that I followed closely. Yet another prospect that has the interest of the Titans.
6.193 Denver Kirkland 6'4 335 OG Junior Arkansas
- Kirkland is a powerful road grader that was schooled in the famous Wisconsin offensive line system that was brought to Arkansas by former Badgers HC Bret Bielema. A massive mountain of a man he is. Position versatile as he played tackle in 2015 while playing guard his first two years. Battle tested as any offensive lineman in the class, making 34 consecutive starts, even playing with a sprained shoulder AND out of position for all of 2015. He would be a steal this late given his credentials.