Daniel Jeremiah is one of my favorite NFL Draft analysts. He was an actual NFL area scout for many years and seems to still have some really good connections in the business as well as recent knowledge of how teams actually operate a draft room and go about scouting college players.
He partners with Bucky Brooks on the Move The Sticks Podcast and they also share some of their scouting notes online at NFL.com. Their most recent set of notes had Bucky discussing the Browns best case draft strategy while DJ took on the Titans. Here’s his breakdown of what he views as a dream scenario for the Titans:
Part One: The Buffalo Bills, desperate for a quarterback, ship their first- and second-round picks (Nos. 10 and 44 overall) to the Titans in exchange for the fifth overall selection. This seems like a steep price, but if the Bills are convinced the Jets (a division rival also in need of a quarterback) might target their top signal-caller with the sixth overall pick, they might be encouraged to aggressively move up the board.
Part Two: With the 10th pick, the Titans grab either Mike Williams or Corey Davis. Either one of these receivers would instantly become Mariota's No. 1 option in the passing game. I slightly prefer Davis, but I think both guys will be special at the next level.
Part Three: The Titans use their next two picks (Nos. 18 and 44 overall) to upgrade the secondary. Let's give them two very gifted cornerbacks: Washington's Sidney Jones and USC's Adoree' Jackson. Jones has elite cover skills, while Jackson has tremendous upside on defense and he's also the best returner in the entire draft.
To summarize: The Titans land two big-time pass-catchers, two starting cornerbacks (one of which happens to be the best returner in the draft) and one hard-hitting safety. Not too shabby. -- Daniel Jeremiah
So what do you guys think? Would this be your dream scenario?