TRADE - The Cardinals, armed with the 13th overall selection, and sensing that the Jets and Browns will likely select their QB target ahead of them, call up a friend in Nashville to ensure that they get their guy (Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes).
Titans receive: 1.13, 2.45, 4.119, and a 2018 5th
Cardinals receive: 1.5, 2018 5th, 7.236
1.13 John Ross 5'11 190 WR Junior Washington
- History repeats itself? The Titans take the speedster Ross here and break the hearts of the Eagles front office once again (they really wanted Mariota and were willing to sell the whole farm) who are noted Ross fans. He's a dynamic playmaker that can obviously blow the top off of any defense. Lateral agility is a major plus. Titans have met with Ross several times, including at the Combine, Pro Day, and more recently, hosting him for a workout.
1.18 Obi Melifonwu 6'4 224 DB RS Senior UCONN
- He has been one of the undoubted stars of the offseason process. Really blew up at the Combine with great measureables and drills. A freak athlete that can play anywhere in the secondary. A safety by trade but has the athleticism to play corner if a team wanted to go in that direction. Garnering mid to late first round hype. A rumored candidate that the Titans management spurned attending bigger Pro Days to work him out. Dick LeBeau gets his "Troy Polamalu" here in the middle of the first round.
2.45 DeMarcus Walker 6'4 280 DL Senior Florida State
- The old adage about not having too many pass rushers still rings true especially in this day and age of monstrous passing attacks. The Titans grab Walker to address some key depth along the lines as its needed. Walker had a tremendous Seminoles career, capping it off with 68 tackles and a whopping 16 sacks. Yes he's undersized but the character and work ethic more than makes up for it. Willing to be coached hard as FSU's DE coach Brad Lawing has a rep for being one of the best and toughest to endure. DT coach Odell Haggins is no pushover either. Walker has shown the ability to bounce inside and outside depending on the situation.
3.83 Cam Sutton 5'11 188 CB Senior Tennessee
- Sutton has more than made up for his medical questions during the process by showing up very well at the Senior Bowl and at the Combine. Was in the running for the title of best corner in the country entering 2016 but the injury has dinged his stock a bit. He's a fun guy to scout as he's very fundamentally sound. If he clears the medical portion with teams, he's a lock for a Day 2 pick. Local guy stays close to home for a pro career.
3.100 Jordan Leggett 6'5 258 TE Senior Clemson
- The hidden gem of the high powered Clemson offensive attack. He acted as DeShaun Watson's safety valve on broken plays. An athletic guy who is just now finally piecing it together as total football player. Versatile skillset as he can be lined up pretty much anywhere in the offense. Not the best blocker in the world so that part will need to be coached. The Titans add to the lackluster TE depth and Delanie Walker's heir apparent. Walks into a pretty solid situation where he can sit and learn behind one of the game's greats.
4.119 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. Adds to the Titans' guard depth chart where both positions are seemingly open for competition.
4.124 Kendall Beckwith, Jr 6'2 243 ILB Senior LSU
- The next man up in the seemingly endless Bayou Bengals defensive star machine. The defensive general that has started for three years so he's seen virtually everything that there is to see in terms of offensive philosophy. A natural and fundamentally sound tackler. Limited athleticism has him boxed in as a true inside backer. Instincts and IQ are some of the best I've seen over the past couple of years. The production factor that the Titans like is there.
5.164 Josh Reynolds 6'4 190 WR Senior Texas A&M
- The main target for the high octane Aggies offense. He put on a show in the Alamo Bowl loss to Kansas State. A deep threat with above average route running ability. Frame could stand to add weight, however. A speed demon that can blow the top off of any defense. 40 should be fun. Decent at the Senior Bowl.
6.214 Ejuan Price 5'11 245 LB Senior Pittsburgh
- Price is a 5'11 defensive end standout for the revitalized Pitt defense. He has really blossomed under the tutelage of HC Pat Narduzzi (who coached at Michigan State for a long time). Not the biggest or fastest, he simply gets it done. Was one of the better ends in the ACC loaded with talent at the position. Character and work ethic are pluses. Could end up as a special teams ace and occasional second team linebacker/defensive end.