FanIQ Interactive Mock NFL Draft: Tennessee Titans

With The 30th Pick In The FanIQ NFL Mock Draft, The Tennessee Titans Select...

4/24/09 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

With the NFL Draft coming tomorrow, we're putting together a Mock Draft for the first round of the draft, featuring a combination of FanIQ Featured Writers, as well as some great NFL team bloggers from around the internet. Today, we're featuring picks from the New York Giants, Tennessee Titans, Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers. Every day until tomorrow, Friday, April 24, we will post more picks, with recaps of why each player was chosen, with some other analysis. Next up, I'll be making the #30 pick for the Tennessee Titans.

Here are the picks so far:

1. Detroit Lions - Aaron Curry, LB, Wake Forest
2. St Louis Rams - Eugene Monroe, OT, Virginia
3. Kansas City Chiefs - Jason Smith, OT, Baylor
4. Seattle Seahawks - Matthew Stafford, QB, Georgia
5. Cleveland Browns - Michael Crabtree, WR, Texas Tech
6. Cincinnati Bengals - Michael Oher, OT, Mississippi
7. Oakland Raiders - BJ Raji, DT, Boston College
8. Jacksonville Jaguars - Everette Brown, LB, Florida State
9. Green Bay Packers - Brian Orakpo, DE, Texas
10. San Francisco 49ers - Jeremy Maclin, WR, Missouri
11. Buffalo Bills - Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Oklahoma State
12. Denver Broncos - Aaron Maybin, DE, Penn State
13. Washington Redskins - Andre Smith, OT, Alabama
14. New Orleans Saints - Malcolm Jenkins, CB, Ohio State
15. Houston Texans - Clay Matthews, LB, USC
16. San Diego Chargers - Rey Maualuga, LB, USC
17. New York Jets - Mark Sanchez, QB, USC
18. Denver Broncos - Brian Cushing, LB, USC
19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Michael Johnson, DE, Georgia Tech
20. Detroit Lions - Tyson Jackson, DE, LSU
21. Philadelphia Eagles - Knowshon Moreno, RB, Georgia
22. Minnesota Vikings - Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, Maryland

23. New England Patriots - Paul Kruger, LB/DE, Utah
24. Atlanta Falcons - Clint Sintim, OLB, Virginia
25. Miami Dolphins - Connor Barwin, DE/OLB, Cincinnati
26. Baltimore Ravens - Hakeem Nicks, WR, North Carolina
27. Indianapolis Colts - Jeria Perry, DT, Mississippi
28. Buffalo Bills - Robert Ayers, DE, Tennessee
29. New York Giants - Kenny Britt, WR, Rutgers

The Tennessee Titans experienced one of the biggest losses in the league this offseason, as all-world DT Albert Haynesworth left via free agency and signed with the Redskins. That makes DT one of their prime needs in this draft, as well as WR, another area where they had a glaring hole. It looks like they're not terribly confident in Vince Young as their long term solution at QB, and Kerry Collins is about 85 years old, so put down the QB position as an area of need as well.

QB Josh Freeman is available, but the Titans are ready to win next year, and they really can't afford to take a QB this high, knowing that they'll still have to develop him for at least a year or two. They need a guy who can bring them back to a 13-3 season like last year, and give them a chance to at least contend for a Super Bowl. The best WR on the board right now would be Percy Harvin. He's definitely a tempting prospect, and would give the Titans a potential threat at WR. His off the field issues are troubling, but his performance has been impressive. Another guy who has some appeal is DT Ron Brace from Boston College. He could be the guy who fills Haynesworth's spot, if the Titans were to pick him.

In the end, with the way this mock draft has shaken out, I think Florida WR Percy Harvin has to be the pick here. He's got a ton of talent, and he would be the first WR they've snagged in the 1st round since Kevin Dyson in 1998. It's time for them to once again give the position a long look, and Harvin would be a great way to extend the offense.
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4/24/09   |   Keeter   |   92 respect

kantwistaye wrote:
And if he gets past there I can't see the Colts passing up on him.  They love slot receivers and he'd be a game breaker for them in the slot.  That said, this draft is pretty crazy so its certainly possible.

This draft has as many 'uncertainties' as any I can remember.     Not that there are bad players, but let's face it - usually most people have a pretty good handle on who the Top 5 will be, etc.    Not this year though !!

Could be real interesting to watch.    I, however, will be somewhere, drinking heavily !!!

4/24/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4214 respect

Keeter wrote:
$50 says Harvin will NOT be on available at #30...............if the Jets don't trade up for Sanchez, they'll take a long look at Harvin !!

And if he gets past there I can't see the Colts passing up on him.  They love slot receivers and he'd be a game breaker for them in the slot.  That said, this draft is pretty crazy so its certainly possible.

4/24/09   |   Keeter   |   92 respect

$50 says Harvin will NOT be on available at #30...............if the Jets don't trade up for Sanchez, they'll take a long look at Harvin !!

4/24/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4214 respect

Defensive coordinators would be trembling over the amount of speed on the field when Harvin and Chris Johnson were playing at the same time.