Tennessee Titans: Titan Sized Draft Diary

Hey Titan Sized readers. I was digging through the Titan Sized archives a while ago and came across this. I thought it might make for a nice series. The draft is one of the best times of the year and I’m usually neck deep in tape looking at prospects. I’ve been a little busy for that this year, but I’ve still been working at it.

This series will be a bit of a discussion board. I’ll be writing my ever changing thoughts on the Tennessee Titans and the upcoming 2013 NFL Draft and I encourage you to join in the discussion with me in the comments below. Without any further ado, lets dive into mydiary.

Dear Diary,

What area should the Titans address with the 10th overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft?

The Titans biggest areas of need are on the O-line and at strong safety. With the 10th overall pick, it’s a bit early to take a safety, but as for O-line, Chance Warmack out of Alabama seems like he’d be a great pick if he happens to make it that far. My questions about that is whether or not the Titans will actually take a O-lineman in the first round and if they’ll wait until the draft to fill the void in the line.

Ruston Webster has said the Titans number one concern right now is the offensive line. That leads me to believe that they’ll be looking for a solid veteran in

Sept. 16, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills guard Andy Levitre (67) against the Kansas City Chiefs at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

free agency to anchor the line around. Gambling on getting Warmack in the draft is an idea the coaches aren’t likely fond of. Free agent OG Andy Levitre could be the most tempting option they have at their immediate disposal. The Titans could still look to draft an O-lineman after that, but the pressure would be off landing Warmack with the 10th pick.

If Warmack happens to still be on the board, the Titans have a chance to solidify the line for a long time and give QB Jake Locker and RB Chris Johnson the best line they could ever dream of. I’d be shocked if that happened, though. The Titans putting that much into their O-line? Seems like a pipe dream.

It could be quite tempting to add a defensive end to the mix at the 10th pick if the likes of Bjoern Werner were still on the board. The Titans need somebody to throw in the mix with Derrick Morgan and Kamerion Wimbley and their first pick could be the perfect time to do so with DE’s being some of the more talented players in this draft.

So many variables… What will they do?

That’s all for today, diary.

What do yo think the Titans will do?

 

You can find me on Twitter @JustinLStewart

Topics: 2013 NFL Draft, Tennessee Titans, Titan Sized Draft Diary

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  • Justin Taylor

    Clearly Cook is getting the franchise tag. Velasco should also get a dealn he’s cheap and effective. I would hope to see Diles come back along with Reynaud. Hopefully the recent meetings with dl Canty and safety Wilson will both turn into signings. I think we should strongly pursue Levitre. Get Levitre, and if Wormack is still available draft him. If Wormack is gone we should look to one of the many strong safeties and de’s available. Our de’s have shown promise but the consistency has not been there.

    • http://www.titansized.com/ Justin Stewart

      I’d like to see Diles and Reynaud come back as well. Diles played well before his injury.

      If we got Levitre and Warmack, it’d be amazing. We’d be so set on the offensive line.

      As for a safety, there’s not one really worth the 10th pick, but if the Titans wanted to reach, they could go for Texas’ Kenny Vaccaro.

      • Justin Taylor

        Love Vaccaro! He is the hard hitting, tough type of defensive player this franchise has always been known for. Teams used to fear playing us. BRING BACK THE HOUSE OF PAIN!!!!

        • http://www.titansized.com/ Justin Stewart

          Yeah. Sad thinking about how amazing our defense was… Hopefully Gregg Williams and some new players help bring back the bad ass defense.

    • josh gunnels

      There’s a lot of deep talent at DE. Not so much at OL. Take Warmack or Thompson. The drop off to a second round DE isn’t near as great as the drop off to the next O-lineman