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Monday, April 30, 2012
RTC: Titans' draft shows creativity

By Paul Kuharsky
ESPN.com

Reading the coverage…

Houston Texans

Jacoby Jones is in trouble after the Texans drafted two receivers, says Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle. “His on-again, off-again relationship with fans may have gone off permanently after a crucial muffed punt in the Texans’ playoff loss at Baltimore. The Texans aren’t bowing to pressure from fans; they just acknowledge the need for more production from that position.

Indianapolis Colts

Micah Pellerin, an undrafted cornerback out of Hampton, is a Colts addition who can help, says Wes Bunting of the National Football Post. “Displays a great feel in coverage when matched-up one-on-one... Showcases natural fluidity when asked to turn and run and displays a good burst out of his transition.” Hat tip to the Indy Star.

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars are going to experiment with the Wildcat with fifth-round cornerback Mike Harris, a one-time quarterback, writes Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union. They’ll get roasted for this. Many of us defended them not getting Tim Tebow because they weren’t going to be gimmicky. Now they are enthusiastically talking about employing the very gimmick Tebow’s good at.

Tennessee Titans

Taylor Thompson, the SMU defensive end who’s turning back into a tight end for the Titans, shows the team is being creative and thinking outside the box, says David Climer of The Tennessean. “For the Titans, this was a risk/reward draft. They surprised everyone by picking wide receiver Kendall Wright in the first round, went the athleticism/potential route in the second round with Zach Brown, gambled on the speed of Clemson cornerback Coty Sensabaugh in the fourth, and traded up 10 spots to grab the position-hopping Thompson in the fifth.”