Trevor’s bestie Matt Miller cranked out a 7-round mock draft yesterday. I have said it before, but I have a lot of respect for anyone who can sit down and crank one of these out. Let’s take a look at where he has the Titans going.
With the 5th pick, Miller has the Titans selecting Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State. Lattimore is regarded by a lot of people as the best corner in this draft, so it makes sense the Titans would target him at #5. Here is part of what Miller had to say about him:
So, why Lattimore? The Ohio State cornerback has great speed and ball skills, and while the Titans have a sizable hole at receiver, they can address that with other picks. The best cornerbacks rarely last long in the draft, and NFL scouts I've polled believe Lattimore can come in and be a shutdown player from the first day given his size and speed.
Miller has the Titans going with O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama with the 18th pick. A lot of people hate the idea of the Titans going with a TE in the first round, but the idea is to add playmakers to the offense. If one of these tight ends is the best playmaker available at 18, why not? You can pair that guy with Delanie Walker and have what the Patriots had back in the day with Rob Gronkowski and the murderer.
Here is how the rest of the draft played out for the Titans:
3rd round (pick #69): Chad Hansen, WR, California
3rd round (pick #82): DeMarcus Walker, DL, Florida State
4th round (pick #122): Marquez White, CB, Florida
5th round (pick #163): Josh Harvey-Clemons, LB, Louisville
7th round (pick #241): Psalm Wooching*, EDGE, Washington
How do you feel about this draft?
*What a great name!