(I chose “NO: Too Many Good Players Who’d Still Help Titans at No. 10.” Here’s the 4/22 poll).
62.04 percent: NO
It’s nice to have two first-round picks. The New York Jets earned that right when they traded Darrelle Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the No. 13 pick and a conditional third or fourth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. The Jets will enter the draft with picks No. 9, No. 13 and No. 39.
This has created concern among Tennessee Titans enthusiasts. They’re aware that the Jets have similar needs. Now that the Jets have pick No. 13, they have more flexibility with their No. 9 pick. They could feel more comfortable using that pick on either Chance Warmack or Jonathan Cooper. They could use their picks on Dee Milliner or Kenny Vaccaro. The Titans may want to address needs at all of those positions.
Approximately one-fourth of fans believe that the Jets will do something that won’t affect Tennessee, possibly doing the dumbest thing imaginable (other than Ryan Nassib at No. 8). According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, tight end Tyler Eifert may get drafted within the 12-25 range. But if the Jets were concerned that the Miami Dolphins would take him at No. 12, then the Jets could use No. 9 on Eifert. I mentioned the Jets because they needed playmakers even before they lost Dustin Keller this offseason.
For the Tennessee Titans, Eifert at No. 9 is a dream scenario. They’re not spending their No. 10 pick on a tight end. The Titans are helped whenever any quarterback, running back, wide receiver, offensive tackle or linebacker is drafted in the top 9. That creates more choices at offensive guard, defensive line and defensive backfield.
Fans shouldn’t have too much concern. This isn’t a one-and-done deal where the Titans’ draft is ruined if they don’t get a certain player. There are many players who can help this team. Management has to find the best talent who will excel in their schemes.