NFL Mock Draft 2014: Tennessee Titans Select Anthony Barr

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With the eleventh overall pick in the 2014 Canal Street Chronicles community mock draft, the Tennessee Titans (represented by Lostastic) select...

Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA

Tennessee has needs the most needs at QB and WR among many other spots on defense. If any of the top 3 QBs (Bridgewater, Manziel, or Bortles) would fall, the Titans should select one to replace Jake Locker by mid-season. New Titans Coach Ken Whisenhunt would like to draft his own QB to build his offense around. If Sammy Watkins or Mike Evans drops to the 12th pick, the Titans should take either one of them. If they are to keep Locker as their starter he will need someone to throw to. Kendall Wright led the team with 94 REC and 1,079 YDS. The offense added through free agency: G/C Eric Olsen, OT Michael Oher, QB Charlie Whitehurst, and RB or OW (Offensive Weapon) Dexter McCluster.

The 12th pick is a great pick I would try to trade away. Losing Chris Johnson makes RB a position to fill; I see no first round RBs in this year's draft so look towards the second round for the best available RBs to finally get drafted. Tennessee has a few other offensive needs to fill that they can fill in the late first and second round. They can fill the QB position in the second round with a good SEC QB such as A.J. McCarron, Mettenberger or Aaron Murray. Tennessee can drop back in the first and select a good WR that will fall late in the first round. K. Benjamin, Marqise Lee, both LSU WRs, and Brandin Cooks will be available late in the first.

If they fail to trade the 12th pick you must select best available instead of by need. They filled a few LB positions in free agency by signing ex-Broncos Wesley Woodyard and Shaun Phillips. But Anthony Barr should not fall to 12th. On most Draft Projections he is a top 10 pick. CB could be a pick here but Barr is a third best defensive player in this year's draft. I would not pass on Barr at 12th.

Strengths

Exceptional take-off speed, acceleration and closing burst. Makes plays effortlessly in back-side lateral pursuit. Outstanding recovery quickness to make plays (when he is out of position). Explosive striker. Can produce "wow" plays when he triggers quickly or releases cleanly and has developed a reputation for knocking quarterbacks out of games (see USC, 2012 and New Mexico State, 2013).

Weaknesses

Developing instincts -- late to locate the ball and too easily fooled by play-action and misdirection. Motor runs hot and cold -- does not always apply himself. Can be locked down too easily when engaged -- unrefined hand use. Lacks variety of pass-rush moves and relies too much on natural speed. Average eyes, anticipation and awareness in coverage marginal feel. Average base strength -- moved off the ball too easily by tight ends (plays tall). Needs more time in the weight room -- 15 bench-press reps were tied for the fewest among linebackers at the combine.

Draft Projection

Round 1 (top 10)

Bottom Line

A highly disruptive, athletic specimen with the pass-rush potential to effortlessly emerge as a double-digit sack producer. Is far from a finished product and his best football is still ahead of him, yet he plays the game with more of an offensive temperament and could require some patience. Is the type of rare athlete that could even contribute as an offensive playmaker once he learns to grasp defensive concepts and the game slows down for him. -Nolan Nawrocki (NFL.com)

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Below are the complete results from our community mock draft.

Catch up with all of the mock draft selections in our 2014 CSC Community Mock Draft Hub.

Pick Team Selection Team Representative Approval Rating
1 Houston Texans QB Teddy Bridgewater - Louisville
Tee Word 30%
2 St. Louis Rams DE Jadeveon Clowney - South Carolina Kevin Sean Held 57%
3 Jacksonville Jaguars QB Johnny Manziel - Texas A&M Alex Swift 59%
4 Cleveland Browns WR Sammy Watkins - Clemson Shadow Flash 80%
5 Oakland Raiders LB Khalil Mack - Buffalo Khannar 71%
6 Atlanta Falcons OT Greg Robinson - Auburn Dave Choate 80%
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Blake Bortles - UCF russty 31%
8 Minnesota Vikings CB Justin Gilbert - Oklahoma St. JackMarzullo 50%
9 Buffalo Bills OT Jake Matthews - Texas A&M Letloosethedogsofwar 88%
10 Detroit Lions WR Mike Evans - Texas A&M Monkey Poop Battle
11 Tennessee Titans LB Anthony Barr - UCLA Lostastic
12 NY Giants
Khannar
13 St. Louis Rams
hooahsaint2.0
14 Chicago Bears
BlackandGold4ever
15 Pittsburgh Steelers
saintmanumit
16 Dallas Cowboys
Ryan Edwards
17 Baltimore Ravens
Tee Word
18 NY Jets
Monkey Poop Battle
19 Miami Dolphins
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20 Arizona Cardinals
Alex Swift
21 Green Bay Packers
BlackandGold4ever
22 Philadelphia Eagles
organictallman
23 Kansas City Chiefs
coldpizza
24 Cincinnati Bengals
coldpizza
25 San Diego Chargers
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26 Cleveland Browns
Shadow Flash
27 New Orleans Saints
Dave Cariello
28 Carolina Panthers
Ryan Edwards
29 New England Patriots
Shadow Flash
30 San Francisco 49ers
saintmanumit
31 Denver Broncos
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32 Seattle Seahawks
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