1. First Round, 10th overall: Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina
The Titans still have holes up front on their offensive line, but getting Cooper and Andy Levitre in the same offseason would go a LONG way to improving their chances of upsetting the Texans and snagging that AFC South title. If Jake Locker can make strides, it will be because of an improved offensive line and running game. The Titans have a lot of pieces in place to make a lot of people surprised this season, and adding Cooper would be a great move in the first round if he is still on the board. He is our #2 ranked overall player, and would be an immediate starter for the Titans at RG or even C if they wanted, but more likely RG.
2. Second Round, 40th overall: Corey Lemonier, DE, Auburn
Kamerion Wimbley isn’t a long-term solution for the Titans at the DE position, and I think they need to look to add a pass rusher early in this draft. Lemonier physically is one of the most impressive players in this draft, and he shows flashes of greatness in terms of rushing the quarterback. He needs to improve consistency like any young player, but I think at this juncture for the Titans, he would be a really solid selection.
3. Third Round, 70th overall: Jordan Poyer, CB, Oregon State
The Titans have some good, young players at the CB position, but I think they will look to add another playmaker through this draft class. They have been rumored to be in the mix for guys like Xavier Rhodes and Desmond Trufant in round one, so why not in round three? I think if they address a couple of other needs, they can take advantage of a falling player like Poyer, who has shown some first round talent. This would be an excellent value pick for the Titans and could provide them with a potential future stud at CB.
4. Third Round, 97th overall: Jelani Jenkins, LB, Florida
Tennessee needs some depth at the LB positions, and there have been some reports that they are going to use Akeem Ayers more in rushing situations as well. Jenkins is a very athletic linebacker who can contribute on special teams, in coverage, and can make plays sideline to sideline. Starting caliber player who could step up in case of situations like last season when Colin McCarthy went down for extended time.
5. Fourth Round, 107th overall: Mallichiah Goodman, DE, Clemson
The Titans go with another defensive end here, just trying to find as many guys as they can to build up front and rush the quarterback. Goodman is a guy who is more of a base end who sets the edge, but he can bull rush his way to the quarterback from the inside or the outside and would be a nice fit at this point in the draft.