Todd McShay did his 3 round “Grade A” NFL mock draft yesterday. It was a grade F mock draft if you ask me, but hey, whatever. Well, not to be outdone by McShay’s stupidity and/or lack of research on the Titans, Mel Kiper released his 3 round “Grade A” mock draft today (In$ider) for the Titans. It MIGHT be worse.
He has the Titans taking Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State in the first round. That is just stupid. The Titans probably won’t take a tight end in this draft, much less in the first round. He then had the Titans taking Austin Corbett, G/C, Nevada in the second round and Michael Gallup, WR, Colorado State in the 3rd round. While Gallup is a fantastic name for a wide receiver, there is exactly a 0% chance that the Titans spend their first 3 picks on offensive players.
Kiper’s paycheck from ESPN probably has 2 commas in it, and this is the type of crap he puts out. I need that job.
Here are Kiper’s comments on the picks:
Can you name the last South Dakota State player to be picked in the first round of the NFL draft? Too slow. It’s guard Lynn Boden, who was the No. 13 overall pick of the Lions in 1975. He started 47 games over five NFL seasons. Goedert will have earned it, though -- he’s really, really good and the most complete tight end in this class. South Carolina’s Hayden Hurst is a better blocker, but Goedert is much better as a pass-catcher and has shown that he can stay inline and block.
If Tennessee passes on a tight end -- the coaches might think 2017 third-round pick Jonnu Smith is Delanie Walker’s long-term replacement -- pass-rusher or interior offensive line makes sense at pick No. 25. Corbett started 49 games at tackle for Nevada but will move inside at the next level. Gallup would be a nice addition at the end of Day 2.
I would love to hear your thoughts here.