The talk of NFL Draft week from a Titans’ perspective has been about trading back. Jon Robinson’s comments from Monday fueled that fire. Now, in Cameron Wolfe’s full Titans’ mock draft, we get to see that play out.
In the exercise, Tennessee traded back with Minnesota. The Titans received the 30th, 94th, 213th and 218th pick while giving up the 25th and 125th pick. Honestly, not too great of a haul there.
Wolfe’s pick at No. 30 overall was Ohio State’s edge rusher Sam Hubbard, who the Titans have been connected to throughout the draft process. That’s a little rich for my blood on Hubbard, who lacks some twitch and explosiveness off the edge. He’s a guy that I’d be happy to take with the 57th pick, but the 30th pick feels early for me. Still, that fills the Titans’ main need.
Wake Forest safety Jessie Bates was the selection at No. 57, adding depth to the Titans’ secondary. Bates would add some coverage versatility and take some responsibility off of Johnathan Cyprien’s plate.
Wolfe comes back with receiver DaeSean Hamilton — one of the best route runners in the draft — and linebacker Oren Burks. Through four rounds, he’s addressed four of the biggest needs remaining.
This mock finishes with the Titans taking defensive lineman Folorunso Fatukasi, running back Ito Smith and quarterback Kyle Allen — each of which the Titans have shown interest in. Smith is one prospect that they’ve had in for a private visit.
Wolfe knocked out each need on my list. I’m not crazy about the value from the trade or the Hubbard pick, but overall I thought this was a decent haul for the Titans. Each selection has been connected to Tennessee is some shape or form, outside of Daesean Hamilton.