I love mock drafts....don't you? This is going to be the last one I post for a good while, so you better soak it up. Todd McShay has posted his first 2017 NFL mock draft. Will the next mock he does in the fall be 2.0 or does he act like this one never happened? We are going to keep an eye on that for you this year.
As you might know, the Titans have 2 first round picks in the 2017 NFL Draft. McShay has more faith in the Titans than most people out there. He has their pick coming in at #10 and the pick they are getting from the Rams at #16. Unfortunately that puts them out of the running for JuJu (I have no idea if he is actually good or not, but I LOVE his name.)
Here is who he did have the Titans picking with his comments on each pick:
#10 Malachi Dupre, WR, LSU*
Kendall Wright is set to hit free agency in 2017, and by that point, Marcus Mariota could be in need of some more weapons. Dupre has dropped a few pivotal passes, but there's a lot to like about his size (he's listed at 6-3), speed and raw ability.
It is impossible to judge Dupre from the last couple of years because LSU hasn't had a quarterback since Zach Mettenberger left.
#16 O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama
Continuing with the theme of putting Mariota in the best position to succeed, Howard has a rare skill set for the tight end position, with the size (6-6) and speed to create mismatches down the seam. Delanie Walker and Anthony Fasano, who are in their 30s, both become free agents after next season.
Listen, I love me some O.J. Howard, but I need to see A LOT more from him in 2016 before I am convinced that he is a 1st round pick. Right now he feels like Jared Cook 2.0.