Tennessee Titans 2013 NFL Draft: Day 1 Recap, Day 2 Preview


Apr 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell introduces Chance Warmack (Alabama) as the number ten overall pick to the Tennessee Titans during the 2013 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Day 1 of the 2013 NFL Draft has come to a close. For the Tennessee Titans, they used the No. 10 pick on Alabama offensive guard Chance Warmack. They were one of two AFC South teams and six overall teams who drafted offensive linemen in the top 11. Three of the top-four picks came at offensive tackle.

How did the rest of the division fare? Let’s take a look. Following that, there’s a list of possible Day 2 draft targets. Who would you like to see drafted at No. 40, No. 70 and No. 97? Trade for more picks?

Jacksonville Jaguars (Round 1, Pick 2): Luke Joeckel, OT, Texas A&M
For Geno Smith, life could’ve been worse. Now the Jaguars could take Smith at No. 33—plus he’ll have protection from Eugene Monroe and Joeckel. Don’t forget that Matt Barkley and Ryan Nassib are still available.

Then again, if reports such as this are true…

… the Jaguars may end up starting Blaine Gabbert or Chad Henne. Good luck with that.

Tennessee Titans (Round 1, Pick 10): Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama
Who’s more excited about this upcoming season—the fans or Mike Munchak and Bruce Matthews? Those two must cherish the opportunity to coach Andy Levitre and Warmack. There’s loads of potential there.

Indianapolis Colts (Round 1, Pick 24): Bjoern Werner, LB, Florida State
How will Werner fit into a 3-4 defense? The Colts will move him to outside linebacker. Werner joins a crew of outside linebackers that includes Robert Mathis, Jerry Hughes and free-agent addition Erik Walden. Werner could have an immediate impact as a run-defender.

Houston Texans (Round 1, Pick 27): DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
Somewhat surprising for fans who expected Cordarrelle Patterson or Justin Hunter. At 6-1 and 214 pounds, the 20-year-old Hopkins is a big receiver who’ll provide an immediate upgrade as the complementary receiver to Andre Johnson.

Day 2 (Rounds 2-3): What’s Next for the Tennessee Titans?
No. 40
No. 70
No. 97 (Compensatory)

Day 3 (Rounds 4-7): Saturday
No. 107
No. 142
No. 202 (Compensatory)
No. 216
No. 248 (Compensatory)

Potential Targets (at No. 40, Possibly No. 70)
Robert Alford, CB, Southeastern Louisiana
Keenan Allen, WR, California
David Amerson, CB, North Carolina State
Johnthan Banks, CB, Mississippi State
Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State
Cornellius “Tank” Carradine, DE, Florida State
Jonathan Cyprien, S, Florida International
Margus Hunt, DE, SMU
Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee
Kevin Minter, LB, LSU
Damontre Moore, DE/LB, Texas A&M
Alex Okafor, DE, Texas
Quinton Patton, WR, Louisiana Tech
Manti Te’o, LB, Notre Dame
Robert Woods, WR, USC