Have you ever participated in a fantasy baseball auction draft? There are numerous strategies for drafting teams. Players can purchase as many star players as possible ($40-plus range). They may build an entire starting lineup with mid-value players ($20-25 range). They could add and drop pitchers every day, playing a game of quantity over quality.
What about players who spend the majority of their budget on hitters and $1 on each of their pitchers? Basically, that’s the idea behind this Tennessee Titans 2013 NFL mock draft. It’s a gimmicky approach to seeing how a team could look if management focused on one side of the football.
Admittedly, the Titans aren’t the best team to do this with. With nine picks in the 2013 NFL Draft, there are more picks than offensive players needed. Something like this would’ve worked better with six picks. But I’m running with it anyway.
Let’s introduce the super offense. This is an “all offense” edition of a Tennessee Titans 2013 NFL mock draft. Next week, I’ll do an “all defense” edition.
Mar. 18: Pre-Compensatory
Mar. 25: Compensatory 1
Apr. 1: All Offense
Apr. 8: All Defense
Apr. 15: Compensatory 2
Apr. 22-24: Final Exams
Round 1 (Pick 10): Chance Warmack, OG, University of Alabama
That was simple enough. You know what’s not simple enough? The first name of that University of Tennessee player who’s projected as a first-round pick (Cordarrelle Patterson).
Backup Plan: OG Jonathan Cooper, QB Tyler Bray—not really
Round 2 (Pick 40): Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech University
If the Titans want a new slot receiver or just depth to replace Lavelle Hawkins, then they’ll have plenty of quality options at No. 40. They could wait until rounds 3-4 before addressing this—but this is an “all offense” mock draft.
Backup Plan: WR Stedman Bailey, RB Stepfan Taylor
Round 3 (Pick 70): Travis Kelce, TE, University of Cincinnati
Another project tight end who has been compared to New England Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski.
Backup Plan: WR Ryan Swope, RB Stepfan Taylor
Round 3 (Pick 97, Compensatory): Ryan Swope, WR, Texas A&M University
Ryan Swope could develop into a productive slot receiver. Injuries have hurt Swope’s stock and will probably make him a late-third or fourth rounder.
Backup Plans: RB Zac Stacy, RB Marcus Lattimore
Round 4 (Pick 107): Zac Stacy, RB, Vanderbilt University
The Titans don’t need another running back. But they could benefit from having a younger set of legs on the roster. Zac Stacy would replace Jamie Harper, who rarely plays.
Round 5 (Pick 142): Oday Aboushi, G/T, University of Virginia
With David Stewart and Michael Roos both on the wrong side of 30, the Titans could look for a developmental project in later rounds.
Round 6 (Pick 202, Compensatory): Elvis Fisher, OT, University of Missouri
Here’s another offensive lineman whose value has been hurt because of injuries. As a project, Elvis Fisher is worth the risk with a late-round pick.
Round 7 (Pick 216): Braden Wilson, FB, Kansas State University
One of the best old-school style fullbacks in this draft.
Round 7 (Pick 248, Compensatory): Miguel Maysonet, RB, Stony Brook University
A running back or quarterback who can compete for a spot on the practice squad.