Feb 23, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Quarterback Blake Bortles (FL), Stephen Morris (L), Tajh Boyd (R), and Teddy Bridgewater (FR) talk during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Anthony Barr! No, Justin Gilbert! Wait, Kyle Fuller! No we need Eric Ebron! No no no Jake Locker isn’t the franchise quarterback so let’s take Johnny Manziel or Blake Bortles! On second thought, C.J. Mosley and Taylor Lewan sound nice…nah, I like Mike Evans…
Anyone who has followed 2014 NFL mock drafts will understand what I’m talking about. There are probably up to a dozen different approaches for how the Tennessee Titans can use their No. 11 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. I didn’t even mention trade-down possibilities (my preference). General manager Ruston Webster hasn’t dismissed the idea of trading down in an attempt to recoup his 2014 third-round pick that was dealt to the San Francisco 49ers in the Justin Hunter trade.
It’s becoming clear that, at No. 11, the Titans will have their choice among at least one of the top four quarterbacks in a group that includes Manziel, Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater and Derek Carr. Nobody outside of the organization knows whether management and coaches prefer either of these quarterbacks to anyone else. They’ve expressed commitment to Locker, however, that doesn’t mean that they won’t target a quarterback at No. 11. Kind of like a backup plan in case Locker doesn’t pan out or gets injured again.
There’s no denying that fans are interested in, at the very least, more quarterback competition. Last month, Titan Sized polled readers on whether they had any interest in trading for Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon. Their response:
Tennessee Titans 2014 NFL Draft Poll: Draft QB at No. 11?
Sports Illustrated writer Don Banks talks about Blake Bortles as a potential candidate at No. 11
Is three years enough time to add another first-round quarterback on the depth chart? Or should they use No. 11 to build the supporting cast and put Locker in a better position to succeed? Even if Locker still fails, a 2015 rookie quarterback would come into a better situation.
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