Apr 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell introduces offensive guard Chance Warmack (Alabama) as the tenth overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Fixing the interior of the offensive line—mission accomplished.
With the No. 10 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Tennessee Titans had the choice of Chance Warmack, Sharrif Floyd, Star Lotulelei and Kenny Vaccaro. The Titans chose the player who has been a favorite among the fan base for months, a player who has been projected as one of the best guard prospects in the last decade: Warmack.
It’s a great situation for Warmack, who joins a coaching staff that includes two Hall of Fame offensive linemen—Mike Munchak and Bruce Matthews. Warmack joins Andy Levitre as free-agent additions at offensive guard. They’ll join an offensive line that already consisted of Michael Roos, David Stewart and Fernando Velasco.
For months, fans have begged this organization to improve the interior offensive line. This should help Jake Locker and Chris Johnson, both of whom struggled from unsatisfactory blocking for the last couple of seasons.
Interior defensive lineman was another possibility; however, adding Sammie Lee Hill and Ropati Pitoitua gave this franchise more flexibility on how to use their No. 10 pick. The Titans would’ve been more tempted to take a top-10 caliber defensive end. Vaccaro became less of a need when George Wilson and Bernard Pollard were added this offseason. A deep safety class could’ve also played a role.
Here’s the official Twitter account for Warmack. This was his first tweet as a member of the Titans:
Here are the Titans remaining picks. What will they do with them? Could they trade back into Round 2? Will they trade for more picks? As of this submission, Sharrif Floyd hasn’t been picked (No. 20). Could the Titans make a move on him?
No. 97 (Compensatory)
No. 202 (Compensatory)
No. 248 (Compensatory)