Who should the Tennessee Titans draft with the No. 11 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft? Anyone who has been checking out the mock drafts will know that expert mock drafters have many different opinions.
Quarterback, tight end, offensive tackle, linebacker, cornerback, safety…I’ve seen fans discuss their desires for wide receiver and defensive linemen. Maybe you’re like me and “Should the Titans Draft: Trade Down” would have a draft interest of “very high.”
I’ve figured a list of more than one dozen prospects whom are potential candidates with the Titans’ first-round draft pick. I’ll attempt to look over each one and see which players are the best fit for this franchise. Some of that falls on how much time I have between now and the 2014 NFL Draft (May 8-10).
This series started with Anthony Barr. Our next preview leads us to Aaron Donald, DL, Pittsburgh.
Check out part of this scouting report from NFL.com’s Nolan Nawrocki.
Short, scrappy, instinctive, highly productive defensive lineman who does not look the part, but inspires confidence he can be an exception to the rule. Is the type you root for and has the quickness, athleticism and motor to earn a spot as a rotational three-technique in a fast-flowing 4-3 scheme. (FULL).
His collegiate defensive statistics (http://www.sports-reference.com):
It’s funny because Nawrocki didn’t have much of a positive opinion when he initially scouted Donald. Nawrocki projected Donald as a Round 4-5 talent. A few months later, Donald appears like a lock to get drafted inside the top-15. Donald has some of the nicest film that one will see from any defensive prospect from the 2014 NFL Draft class.
Are his talents usable in Nashville with defensive coordinator Ray Horton’s brand new one-gapping 3-4 defensive scheme? He’s great but he isn’t perfect…