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.
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).
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.
Round 1 (top 10)
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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|Pick||Team||Selection||Team Representative||Approval Rating|
QB Teddy Bridgewater - Louisville
|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|
|13||St. Louis Rams||hooahsaint2.0|
|16||Dallas Cowboys||Ryan Edwards|
|17||Baltimore Ravens||Tee Word|
|18||NY Jets||Monkey Poop Battle|
|20||Arizona Cardinals||Alex Swift|
|21||Green Bay Packers||BlackandGold4ever|
|23||Kansas City Chiefs||coldpizza|
|25||San Diego Chargers||---|
|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|