Kiper's final word, AFC South style
Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky
If the first round of the NFL draft went as Mel Kiper Jr. envisions in his final mock draft (Insider subscription required) -- and we know it doesn't ever work like that -- I think all four AFC South teams would be quite pleased.
Here's Mel's final word, with some commentary from yours truly.
We've been talking more about tackle than end as a need, but with Maybin as a pass-rusher opposite Mario Williams on passing downs, free-agent addition Antonio Smith would kick inside and help cure the deficiencies there.
The second-best defensive tackle in the draft would bring the sort of size the Colts have lacked inside, and his presence could have a trickle down impact on every other player on the defense.
I don't know how the Titans feel specifically about Butler, but my sense is they'd prefer Alphonso Smith to him in this scenario. They talked Thursday about Malcolm Jenkins, Vontae Davis and Smith forming the first tier of corners.