Thursday, March 6, 2014
McShay Mock 3.0: Titans
By Matt Williamson
Todd McShay's third NFL mock draft for 2014 is out on ESPN Insider today. The Tennessee Titans are another team that should have great interest in a tackle, as David Stewart's replacement at right tackle and possibly someone to eventually replace Michael Roos on the left side. Running back is a need position, assuming Chris Johnson is on his way out, but that isn't going to happen with the 11th overall selection and maybe not even in Round 2.
The most likely situation is the Titans selecting the best available defensive player. Tennessee's defense could really use a true star at any level, which is something they lack currently.
I struggled with this one, for two reasons: 1. The Titans have a lot of options at this spot, and 2. I'm not someone who thinks Barr has enough upside to be an early first-round pick, but there seem to be a lot of guys in the league who do. And if you are a Barr believer, he'd be a good fit in new Tennessee defensive coordinator Ray Horton's 4-3, 3-4 hybrid scheme, given his versatility to play defensive end or outside linebacker and his pass-rushing ability. Other options for the Titans include LB C.J. Mosley, OT Taylor Lewan and safeties Calvin Pryor or Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.