2013 NFL Draft: Tennessee Titans Have Options In The Second Round


 The Tennessee Titans Have Great Day Two Options No Matter What

Somewhere Chris Johnson is doing his happy dance. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

The first round of the 2013 NFL Draft went swimmingly for the Titans.  As the first 10 picks unfolded, many of the names Titans fans weren’t interested continued to be called.  By the time the Titans were on the clock, only Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner and North Carolina guard Johnathan Cooper were off the board as far as potential Titan hopefuls were concerned.  The Titans front office wasted no time in making their pick and snagging Alabama guard Chance Warmack.

Now that day 2 of the draft is here, the Titans should have another handful of players that they hope fall to them with the 40th pick overall.  Much like the first round, a number of the best players available don’t align with the Titans needs.  I’m not saying that they will draft solely on need, but that’s the best those of us not in the war room have to go on.

Let’s take a look at some Titan hopefuls or targets they could have with their first pick in the second round:


  • Robert Alford, S.E. Louisiana
  • Jamar Taylor, Boise State
  • Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State


  • Johnathan Cyprien, Florida International
  • D.J. Swearinger, South Carolina

Defensive End

  • Margus Hunt, SMU
  • Tank Carradine, Florida State

Wide Receiver

  • Robert Woods, USC
  • Justin Hunter, Tennessee
  • Keenan Allen, California

*Each one of the above picks could start day one for the Titans and instantly upgrade a struggling position group.  Personally I think it’s time to start helping out the defense.

The misfortune of some of the young top prospects in this years draft could end up playing into the hands of the Titans.  There are still plenty of big names out there at positions that the Titans shouldn’t be interested in right now.  QBs Geno Smith and Matt Barkely, TE Zach Ertz, ILBs Kevin Minter and Manti Te’o, as well as RBs Montee Ball and Eddie Lacy start the list.  These falling stars could pave the way for the Titans to get their coveted second target.

It seems the benefit of having a high pick in a deep draft is the value remaining at the top of the second round.  The first round saw a number of offensive tackles and 3-4 edge rushers come off the board, leaving the Titans their number #1 option with the 10th pick.  Will the same happen in round 2?

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