Dec 29, 2012; San Antonio, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns defensive end Alex Okafor (80) sacks Oregon State Beavers quarterback Cody Vaz (14) during the second half of the Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome. Texas beat Oregon State 31-27. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans, 2013 NFL Draft: Day 3 Needs, Best Players Available

Day 2 of the 2013 NFL Draft was an eventful experience for the Tennessee Titans. After the Jacksonville Jaguars started the day with pick No. 33, the Titans traded up to No. 34 and drafted Justin Hunter. The Titans ended the night with pick No. 97, the final pick of the night.

Some surprising players are still available. Among those are Barrett Jones and Quinton Patton. How must the Dallas Cowboys feel about drafting Travis Frederick at No. 31 now that David Quessenberry, Brian Schwenke and Jones are all available in Round 4? Looks like an even bigger reach than it did on Thur. night

I’ve complied a list of team needs and players who the Tennessee Titans could target in Day 3. These aren’t necessarily players who I like/hate. But they address positions where improved depth and role play is needed.


Round 1-3, Day 1-2 Picks
No. 10: Chance Warmack, OT, Alabama
No. 34: Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee
No. 70: Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, Connecticut
No. 97: Zaviar Gooden, LB, Missouri


Round 4-7, Day 3 Picks
No. 107
No. 142
No. 202 (Compensatory)
No. 248 (Compensatory)


Team Needs
Defensive End / Versatile DL (Huge Need)
Inside Linebacker (Medium Need)
Safety / Tweener DB (Medium Need)
Offensive Tackle (Small Need)
No. 3 Running Back (Small Need)


Potential Round 4-7, Day 3 Targets
Alex Okafor, DE, Texas
Quanterus Smith, DE/LB, Western Kentucky
Cornelius Washington, DE/LB, Georgia
Johnathan Franklin, RB, UCLA
Stepfan Taylor, RB, Stanford
Zac Stacy, RB, Vanderbilt
Shamarko Thomas, S, Syracuse
Oday Aboushi, T, Virginia
Earl Wolff, S, North Carolina State
Bacarri Rambo, S, Georgia
William Gholston, DE, Michigan State
John Simon, DE/LB, Ohio State
Ricky Wagner, T, Wisconsin
Chris Faulk, T, LSU
Xavier Nixon, T, Florida
Duke Williams, S, Nevada
Khalid Wooten, S, Nevada
A.J. Klein, ILB, Iowa State

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  • josh gunnels

    If they can still come away with Okafor, it will be a total steal!

    • Justin Stewart

      Have a feeling a lot of teams are looking at him today. I hope he can last till our pick…

  • Justin Stewart

    Psh. You can’t put running back as a need. You can have it as a want, but they’ve got 4 RB’s (CJ, Green, Harper, Reyaud).

    • Joshua Huffman

      Reynaud is a PR/KR. And there’s nothing to suggest they’ll ever play Jamie Harper. They could definitely use a younger set of legs that they’ll actually use.

      • Justin Stewart

        They played him last year. There’s nothing to suggest they’ll be playing their 3rd RB, period. As for Reynaud, he’s got to register somewhere on the roster, whether it’s as a WR or a RB. Last year, he played RB and that’s where he registered. Mariani is a WR, not just a PR/KR.

        • Joshua Huffman

          19 carries as a No. 2 back for most of year (most as a below-average goalline RB). Even after Ringer got hurt, coaches rarely ran Harper. Gotta have quality depth behind two almost-28-year-olds and Harper hasn’t offered them that. They’ll find him some competition, even if it’s undrafted FA.

  • Justin Stewart

    Also like DE David Bass today. Be interesting to see where he goes off the board.