Welcome to the Titan Sized War Room. At Titan Sized, our staff members understand that multiple opinions exist on who the Tennessee Titans should draft with the 10th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Reinforcements are needed on both sides of the football.
But should the Tennessee Titans draft based on need, best player available or a combination of both? Does Chance Warmack merit a Top 10 pick? Will the Titans draft a first-round wide receiver for the third time in five seasons?
Grab a seat and make yourselves comfortable. As editor, I guarantee your safety. Just don’t get too close to the grenade launcher. That bad boy has a hair-trigger that goes off on the slightest of movements. It’s our way of coping with disagreements.
Joshua Huffman (Editor): Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama
Winning the battle begins in the trenches. With two of the top offensive guard prospects in the last decade and no surefire solution at defensive end, Chance Warmack should start his NFL career with the guidance of two former Hall of Fame offensive linemen (Mike Munchak, Bruce Matthews).
Josh Gunnels (Asst. Editor, Lead Columnist): Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama
I’ve been on the Warmack Train and I’m too scared to get off. Having the highest ranked player in the draft at your greatest position of need just makes too much sense. That said, I wouldn’t cry if they took a top flight corner to help in Nickel packages.
David Fleming (Contributor): Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah, DE, BYU
He is a raw prospect, but he has nearly twice the experience that JPP had when entering the draft. His incredible athleticism and size will allow him to make an immediate impact wherever he lands. He could be a perfect rotational pass rusher as he learns the finer nuances of football.
Russell Griffin (Contributor): Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama
The Titans addressed the need of LG with the signing of Andy Levitre. The only real hole on the offensive line now is RG. Enter Chance Warmack. He has been touted as the best guard to enter the draft since former Titan Steve Hutchinson. He is also even considered by some as the best player in the entire draft. There is clear value in drafting Warmack with the 10th pick. (Full Article)
Devin Moosaie (Contributor): Jonathan Cooper, OG, North Carolina
What an intriguing draft this is for the Titans. Tennessee addressed many glaring needs during the free agency period and it’s allowed them to be a little more flexible and perhaps not as obvious with their 1st round selection.
Having said that, I still believe the Titans should continue to bolster their offensive line by taking OG, Jonathan Cooper. The Titans have the potential with this pick to return to possessing the best offensive line in Football, something that will obviously benefit a young QB in Jake Locker, and allow Chris Johnson to be his explosive best.
While I have no issues with the Titans selecting Chance Warmack, who tends to be a bit more of a mauler and will eat up more space than Cooper, I prefer Cooper due to his outstanding athleticism, his ability to get to the second level while continuing to shed would-be tacklers, as well as his versatility which will allow the Titans to line him up at multiple positions along the offensive line.
Austin Burton (Copy Editor): Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama
With the Titans owning the 10th overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft, I am hoping they select Cordarelle Patterson, WR, University of Tennessee. Based on the high ceiling at receiver and because of how dynamic he is in the return game, he would be a huge addition to any NFL roster.
With that being said, I do not believe the Titans will go this route. Instead, I feel that Dee Milliner, CB, Alabama will fall into their laps and they will realize that he is the best available player on the board and will have no choice but to make him the newest Tennessee Titan.