Monday, April 19, 2010
AFC South: More on our mock
By Paul Kuharsky
Some further thoughts on the blogger mock draft you saw earlier today (or can find here).
The Jaguars at 10: In a best-player-available world, Gene Smith could actually turn to C.J. Spiller if the Clemson running back is available. I think Earl Thomas would be of big interest if he lasted, and Derrick Morgan is largely regarded as the best defensive end. I passed on Morgan for Rolando McClain as I think the Jaguars may prefer him as a playmaker.
The Titans are not bound to take a defensive end or a corner, but the more I look through this mock draft and the possibilities in general, the more I struggle to see them going elsewhere. Offense would really surprise me. It would be good for them there is a run on tackles in the top 15, pushing guys they like back. Could Anthony Davis also go before they pick?
The Texans may be the most unpredictable AFC South team because they have the most needs and could go a lot of different directions. They are in a good spot to grab someone who tumbles: Thomas, Spiller or Joe Haden aren’t going to last. But what if one of them or another player they value does?
The Colts could love Rodger Saffold, a tackle who fits their mold and has not been mentioned with anyone else in the first round that I have seen. But they won’t force it and obviously need more than offensive line help. Cornerback depth could easily be addressed here depending on who’s still around.