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2017 NFL Draft: 7 Round Mock 3.0

Who are the Titans taking in this mock draft?

Clemson DBs can tell you about every detail on the back of Howard's jersey
Clemson DBs can tell you about every detail on the back of Howard's jersey
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Trade (New Orleans, in an effort to keep local hero Jamal Adams home, decides to make a bold move and trade up from 11 to 5)

Titans receive: 1.11, 2.42, 3.76, 2018 4th + 7th

Saints receive: 1.5, 3.83, 2018 6th

1.11 O.J. Howard 6'6 251 TE Senior Alabama

- If there ever was a perfect marriage between need and prospect, this is it. The Titans need a heir apparent for Delanie Walker and to replenish their TE depth. Howard secured his position as the top TE available at the Combine. He had an outstanding workout there. Despite his limited "experience" as a receiver, he has proven himself to be a big game hunter (would've led Alabama to two consecutive national titles had Deshaun Watson and co not stepped in to win last year's title). Great blocker with an insane 4.51 40 for a guy his size.

1.18 John Ross 5'11 188 WR Junior Washington

- The Titans have a need for speed (cue Top Gun soundtrack) and Ross has that in spades. He set the NFL world ablaze with an electrifying 4.22 40 at the Combine. He's a dynamic playmaker that can obviously blow the top off of any defense. Lateral agility is a major plus. MM8 gets his vertical threat here at 18, from a rival school, no less.

2.42 Adoree' Jackson 5'10 186 CB Junior USC

- Jackson is the west coast version of Jabrill Peppers. A track star for the Trojans that left LA with numerous school and conference records in that sport. He's a playmaker that can also return kicks so even with the Weems signing, more depth can't hurt. He's more polished as a defender than one would expect, given his multiple roles. The reigning Jim Thorpe Award winner (given to the nation's top CB). Ball skills are excellent. Thanks to the recent upgrades in the secondary, he doesn't have to be the man right away.

3.76 Zay Jones 6'2 202 WR Senior Eastern Carolina

- Jones is having an outstanding draft process, showing off at the Senior Bowl with great practices and game, and now a great Combine. Athleticism is a plus. Excellent route runner. Hands are a major plus. He fits the Titans trend of taking record breaking receivers. He had a mind blowing 409 receptions for over 4,300 yards in his career. The Titans upgrade the receiver room with some major talent. While not as fast as Ross, Jones is plenty fast himself and is more polished of the two.

3.100 Tanoh Kpassgnon 6'7 289 DE RS Senior Villanova

- A freak athlete at the defensive end position. He had his way with nearly every offensive lineman in Mobile and had a pretty good week by all accounts. You just can't teach 6'7 289 but can teach fundamentals. Dick LeBeau can move him everywhere in the front seven. He would fit in nicely with a young DL room looking for some pass rush help. The Titans have met with him in some capacity.

4.124 Nico Siragusa 6'4 319 OG RS Senior San Diego State

- Siragusa is a mauler in the run game with some potent-oil in the pass game. Paved the way forward for the NCAA's  all time leading rusher Donnel Pumphrey. Has played both guard positions and fits more as a right guard. Blood line is there as he's the son of long time NFL veteran Tony Siragusa.

5.164 Jordan Evans 6'2 232 ILB Senior Oklahoma

- A steady hand that guided the youthful Sooners defense that lost several key pieces in 2016. A classic defensive general type of linebacker that can play outside in a pinch. Evans is a good athlete with plus instincts. Showed good stuff at his Pro Day. He would instantly upgrade the depth at both inside and outside.

6.214 Marquez White 6'0 194 CB Senior Florida State

- White was the sage old veteran for an increasingly young but very talented Seminoles defense. 2016 was a year to forget for him. Frame is above average with really long arms. Athleticism is a plus. Quick hips and lateral agility. A willing tackler. Can press better than he can play off. Aggression can be used against him, however. A sixth round gamble for a team notorious for unearthing some secondary gems late.

7.236 Trevor Knight 6'1 219 QB RS Senior Texas A&M

- The Titans get a development project QB here in the 7th to replace trick shot wunderkind Alex Tanney. Knight isn't the most fundamentally sound passer out there but can run for days. Athleticism is a plus. Work ethic and character are pluses. He transferred from Oklahoma to Texas A&M after losing the starting job to 2016 Heisman finalist and recently arrested Baker Mayfield (the video is crazy, trust me).