November 3, 2012; Gainesville FL, USA; Florida Gators defensive back Matt Elam (22) during the first quarter against the Missouri Tigers at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NFL Draft: Tennessee Titans Visiting with Safeties


In preparation for the 2013 NFL Draft, the Tennessee Titans have been bringing in a few draft prospects for visits, amongst other players. Here are some of the safeties they’ve met/will meet with thus far, courtesy of Jim Wyatt:

  •  Matt Elam, Florida
  • Kenny Vacarro, Texas
  • J.J. Wilcox, Georgia Southern

The Titans have also met with the following prospects:

  • OL Jonathan Cooper, South Carolina
  • DE/OLB Barkevious Mingo, LSU
  • DT Sharrif Floyd, Florida

They’re keeping their options open, obviously. They still have 16 days until the 2013 NFL Draft but I’m sure that they’re aren’t wasting any of it. The first few rounds of drafting could be key for the Titans this year as they look to break into the playoffs for the first time since 2008.

Mock drafts have the Titans taking a variety of different players with their first pick, including WR Cordarrelle Patterson, OL Chance Warmack, OL Jonathan Cooper, S Kenny Vacarro, and DE Ezekiel Ansah.

As you can tell from the lists above, safety and defensive line are two spots that they could be looking to bolster in the draft and are widely expected to address.

Our our writer David Fleming has been looking at some of the top prospects at each position as the draft approaches. Browse through some of his articles to get to know some of the players that could be future Titans.

You can also take a look at our recent 2-round mock draft a few of us put together. Things got a little crazy, but it’s something to help numb the brain until the draft arrives.

I know I’ll probably be beating my head against a wall until the Titans pick is called…

 

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  • David Fleming

    After months of draft review, I’ve come to one conclusion: Larry Warford (G, Kentucky) offers by far the best value for any O-lineman we may draft. He stonewalled Sheldon Richardson and Sharrif Floyd in 2012, and at the Senior Bowl he neutralized every single D-lineman they threw at him. He’s every bit the mauler that Chance Warmack is, and we could possibly land him in the 2nd round. He’s also quick in pass protection. This would allow us to “reach” for a DE, CB, WR, or S in the 1st round, while still getting a much needed upgrade at guard. Thoughts?

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

      I’d be down with Waterford. I don’t know. It’s hard. I kind of want Elam, which would most likely be the second round pick if they went that way. I don’t know. I’ve kind of thrown my hands in the air. The Titans are going to do something, and whatever it is, I probably won’t be able to guess what it is.

      • David Fleming

        I really like Warmack and Cooper, but I don’t see a large discrepancy between them and Warford. I do see a large discrepancy between the 1st round DEs/WRs and the 2nd round ones though.

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

          I never scout O-linemen. It’s just not my strength. DE’s and defensive backs are more of my area, though I just haven’t had time to do much scouting at all this year.

          • David Fleming

            I like Vacarro. The Bucs drafted Mark Barron 7th overall, and I don’t think he’s any more of a sure pick than Vacarro.

    • josh gunnels

      I think it comes down to the grading.

      If Warford is really that close to Warmack and Cooper, then he probably won’t be there in the second when the Titans pick. What if you “reach” for your DE, then Warford goes in the late first? Maybe Pugh’s gone too. Now you’re reaching for a Guard or waiting till late in the draft for value and you’re missing a huge link on your offensive line.

      Honestly that very could well pan out. And if it does, Amano wil be you’re starting RG!

  • David Fleming

    Walterfootball’s latest mock draft has Dee Milliner falling to the Titans at 10th, after SD traded up with Cleveland to take OT Lane Johnson. Then, the Titans get Larry Warford in the 2nd round. I would be ecstatic!