Ken Whisenhunt has a good roster in place with the Tennessee Titans but still has work to do. How does the 2014 NFL mock draft play out for them?
Round 1 – C.J. Mosley – LB – Alabama
Great strides were made with the Titans defense in 2013 but it is by no means a finished product. Adding a playmaker at any of the three levels would be a huge help. Some leadership wouldn’t hurt either. C.J. Mosley brings both out of Alabama. The All-American linebacker can do almost anything asked of him. He reads offenses, tracks ball carriers, rushes the passer and plays coverage with almost equal success. Tennessee would love having him running the show on their defense.
Round 2 – Tre Mason – RB – Auburn
Chris Johnson may be on his way out and Shonn Greene is more of a short-yardage back than a workhorse type. Regardless of who plays quarterback, having a quality runner to lean on would be ideal. Tre Mason was arguably making more plays than anybody else towards the end of the 2013 season. He helped carry Auburn to the national title game, demonstrating good vision, deceptive power and versatility receiving out of the backfield.
Round 4 – A.J. McCarron – QB – Alabama
Once considered a borderline first round prospect, A.J. McCarron has watched his stock take a tumble due to several factors, mostly his unfortunate loss to Auburn and Oklahoma to end his career. Add in questions from scouts about his overall skill set and his unwillingness to play in the Senior Bowl and it’s causing serious problems for McCarron. That being said he’s got the brains and poise of a starter and enough talent to go with it provided he has a good offense around him.
Round 5 – Marqueston Huff – CB – Wyoming
Conversely, one player who used the Senior Bowl to great effect was Wyoming cornerback Marqueston Huff. He quietly showcased his tall, long frame and solid athleticism that had coaches and scouts raving. On top of that he has experience playing at safety, which would allow the new Tennessee Titans coaching staff to plug him in wherever he is needed most.
Round 6 – Seantrel Henderson – OT – Miami
Arguably the biggest (literally and figuratively) riddle of the 2014 NFL mock draft. From a physical standpoint, there really isn’t anything bad to say about Seantrel Henderson. He has the size, long arms and strength to take on any defender who crosses his path. At the same time he suffers from consistency, injury and off-the-field problems. He’s a risk, but one worth taking in the sixth round.
Round 7 – Dri Archer – WR – Kent State
Having brought in plenty of good receivers with size to the table, the Tennessee Titans would love to add a weapon with speed. Though he primarily played running back at KentState, Dri Archer successfully logged time at receiver as well. He is truly an offensive weapon similar to Darren Sproles and Tavon Austin with the acceleration and speed to back it up.