Let’s begin with the 2013 NFL Draft class for the Tennessee Titans:
No. 10 (Round 1): Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama
No. 34 (Round 2): Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee
No. 70 (Round 3): Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, Connecticut
No. 97 (Round 3): Zaviar Gooden, LB, Missouri
No. 107 (Round 4): Brian Schwenke, C, California
No. 142 (Round 5): Lavar Edwards, DE, LSU
No. 202 (Round 6): Khalid Wooten, DB, Nevada
No. 248 Round (7): Daimion Stafford, S, Nebraska
Here are some quick observations about this class:
- Warmack and Schwenke addressed the interior of the offensive line. Expect Fernando Velasco and Schwenke to compete for the starting center job. Loser should become a super-sub at center and guard.
- The Titans acquired the No. 34 pick when they traded No. 40, No. 216 and a 2014 third-round pick to the San Francisco 49ers.
- Since 2009, the Titans have drafted three wide receivers who were taken in the Top 34. This includes Kenny Britt (2009), Kendall Wright (2012) and Hunter (2013).
- Gooden is another speedy linebacker who has similarities to Zach Brown. Could this create more opportunities for Akeem Ayers to play at defensive end?
- Competition breeds excellence? Three of the eight picks were defensive backs. This included a cornerback, safety and a tweener back (Wooten) who has the versatility to play both positions. Add in Markelle Martin and the Titans basically have four newcomers who’ll fight for roster spots.
- Lavar Edwards thrived in his role as a swingman defensive end for the LSU Tigers. In 2013, Edwards will do the same thing as he’s stashed behind Derrick Morgan and Kamerion Wimbley on the depth chart.
- Will Alterraun Verner move back inside? The Titans have four cornerbacks who can compete for the outside cornerback job: Tommie Campbell, Coty Sensabaugh, Wreh-Wilson and Wooten.
- Four of the first six picks came from SEC programs. This includes Warmack, Hunter, Gooden and Edwards.
- With Keyunta Dawson and Scott Solomon as two of the main reserves at defensive end, an undrafted rookie could have a good chance to win a 53-man roster spot at that position.
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