No one knows what to expect from Titans’ GM Jon Robinson with his two first round draft picks.
Tennessee has clear needs in the defensive secondary and at wide receiver. However, will Robinson hold on to both picks (5th and 18th overall) or will he wheel and deal, like we’ve seen him do in the past?
It’s Senior Bowl week and CBS Sports’ Dane Brugler released his updated NFL Mock Draft. Brugler has the Titans landing big time playmakers in his latest rendition.
Titans Mock: 5th Overall – Jamal Adams, SS, LSU
LSU is known to produce big time playmakers in the secondary. Brugler thinks Adams would give the Titans back field a real “difference-maker”.
Fifth overall is very high for a safety, but I don’t dislike this pick. The Titans didn’t miss the playoffs because Marcus Mariota doesn’t have enough weapons on offense. They missed the playoffs because they could stop anyone’s passing game.
Rob Rang of CBS Sports describes Adams’ strengths:
“He is hyper-aggressive in run support, flying upfield and slipping past blockers to provide the Tigers with almost another linebacker at the point of attack. Adams plays even bigger than he looks, offering an explosive pop on contact with most of his stops. Adams is just as instinctive in coverage. His easy athleticism allows him to drop down and play nickel corner, covering slot receivers while keeping his eyes on the quarterback. Adams shows excellent route anticipation, breaking on underneath routes before some of the receivers he’s tasked with covering.”
Titans Mock: 18th overall – Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan
Brugler gives the Titans another “difference-maker” with the team’s second first round pick in Davis, who he calls a “complete package”.
Davis is a freak athlete who took advantage of a 13-1 season by the Broncos to garner more attention on his draft stock.
Here’s Rang’s strengths from September:
“He is a smooth accelerator with a legitimate second gear to track down deep passes and changes directions quickly and with good body control. Davis has an advanced understanding (compared to most college receivers) of the flanker, splint end and slot responsibilities. He tracks the ball well over his shoulder, shows the ability to extend and pluck the ball from outside of his frame and is generally a reliable hands catcher, overall.”
Here’s why you should look out for WMU’s Corey Davis at the NFL draft. pic.twitter.com/Ek1xazovgR
— SB Nation (@SBNation) January 3, 2017
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— Jack Fritz (@Jack_Fritz34) January 2, 2017
In his mock, Brugler has top WR prospect Mike Williams falling to 13th overall to the Arizona Cardinals. I think after Williams runs a slower than preferred 40-yard-dash time (4.6 second range) that his projections will drop to around the top ten picks. I don’t think the Titans should use their 5th overall pick on Williams. There will be concerns about his ability to create separation from defensive backs at the NFL level.