Well FanSided has changed a couple things in the 2013 NFL mock draft for the Tennessee Titans this week: The Titans were bumped up two spots from last week, picking at 8th now instead of last weeks 10th spot, and they’ve got a new pick.
With the 8th pick of the 2013 NFL draft, the Tennessee Titans select Texas A&M DE Damontre Moore.
I’m not as big of a fan of this pick as I was of last weeks when it was DE Bjoern Werner. Werner reminds me much more of J.J. Watt, while Moore is a more versatile player who could drop back in coverage easily, something that Gray enjoys in his linemen. In this particular mock, Werner is already off the board, having gone with the 2nd pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Moore has had a great college career, notching 12.5 sacks this year along with 2 passes deflected and a forced fumble. His freshman and sophomore year he collected a total of seven forced fumbles and 14 sacks, as well as an interception.
He’s a little light, clocking in at 250 lbs, but his 6’4 frame welcomes some additional weight.
The Titans certainly need to add some depth to the DE position and it’ll be interesting to see how they go about that. I would be surprised if the Titans brought back DE Dave Ball with his recent injury history and age factor. They’ll want to be more assured that they’re investing money in someone who’s going to contribute to the team and be a part of their rotation.
The biggest hole on this team is still at safety. While Michael Griffin will remain, the spot next to him will definitely be in search of a new player. If the Titans get some worthy offers, they could use this pick to drop back in the draft and pick up a safety while stock piling some picks, whether they be in this years draft or the next.
What do you think of this pick? I’m not as high on it as last weeks, but I don’t loathe it.
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