Another week means another 2014 NFL mock draft from a FanSided member. So far, we’ve had Brett Hundley and Vic Beasley penciled-in for the Tennessee Titans. Now that the Titans keep losing, they keep moving up the draft board.
What may the Titans do with the No. 9 pick? Peter Smith, Editor for WithTheFirstPick.com Editor for DawgPoundDaily.com Member of @theFWAA. High School Football Coach, takes a look at a player who may land inside the Top 10.
9. Tennessee Titans - Greg Robinson, OT Auburn
It remains to be seen if Robinson will enter the NFL Draft, but he is an unbelievable athlete with a mean streak. He moves around so easily and effortlessly and just goes out on each play looking to beat up the guy across from him. Robinson may have as much athletic upside as anyone in this draft and the Titans would be a good fit both in terms of their style and putting him on the same line as Chance Warmack.
Here’s his entire two-round mock draft (Go).
It’s an interesting choice. According to this mock draft, Texas A&M offensive tackle Jake Matthews (No. 2) was the only offensive lineman who was selected before Robinson. C.J. Mosley doesn’t get drafted until No. 17. Clemson pass-rush specialist Vic Beasley gets drafted at No. 63. Brett Hundley wasn’t used in Smith’s two-round mock draft.
WalterFootball.com has seven offensive tackles listed ahead of Robinson. Here’s their summary of the 6-5, 320-pound red-shirt sophomore:
Projected Round (2014): 1-3.
12/7/13: Robinson has had an impressive 2013 season opening up a lot of holes on the ground and being a good pass protector. All season the Tigers have run Nick Marshall and Tre Mason behind Robinson. The Auburn offense got a big game out of Robinson to help upset Alabama and he played well in shootout wins over Texas A&M and Georgia. Robinson’s stock should continue to rise if he plays well in the SEC Championship and his bowl game. Robinson is very strong for his size and moves well.
NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah studied each of the 2014 BCS National Championship Game representatives: Auburn and Florida State. Jeremiah believes that Robinson is the second-best player who will suit up, only trailing behind Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston. Jeremiah describes Robinson as “smooth, effortless, dominant.” Check out more from Jeremiah’s scouting report (Go)
Drafting an offensive tackle? It makes sense. Michael Roos and David Stewart are both on the wrong side of 30. Unless the Titans are confident that Byron Stingily can start, they’ll need someone to take over for Stewart. Probably sooner than later.
Maybe Robinson is the type of player that Tennessee could trade down into Round 1 in an attempt to recoup the third-round pick that they lost when they drafted Justin Hunter last season? Whoever they draft would pair up with Chance Warmack on the right side of the line. When Roos’ playing days are over, then maybe he’d transition to left tackle.
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