Tennessee Titans: First Down And Tenn 5-1 Edition


Feb 21, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston (front right) and Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota (front left) pose for a photo with the NFL Network announcers after finishing their workout during the 2015 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

It’s Marcus Mariota!

The first round of the 2015 NFL Draft is in the books, and as was expected, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is a Tampa Bay Buccaneer and Oregon star quarterback and 2014 Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota will begin the day as a Tennessee Titan.

Tennessee Titans select Marcus Mariota second overall pick in NFL draft – Jim Corbett USA Today Sports

"The Tennessee Titans invested their second overall pick in former Oregon quarterbackMarcus Mariota during Thursday night’s NFL draft.Mariota followed Jameis Winston in the draft, marking the sixth time during the Super Bowl era that quarterbacks were selected with the first two picks."

Source: Eagles, Bears pushing hardest for Titans’ No. 2 pick – ESPN.com News

"A league source told ESPN.com’s Paul Kuharsky that the Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears are pushing hardest for the pick. Multiple sources told ESPN that the Bears want QB Jay Cutler to be part of the deal, but the Titans are not interested."

Ray Farmer says Cleveland Browns never made Tennessee Titans an offer to trade up to No. 2 in NFL Draft 2015 – Mary Kay Cabot OMG

"BEREA, Ohio – Browns general manager Ray Farmer said Thursday night that he never made an offer to the Titans to move up to to No. 2 in NFL Draft 2015 at any point.“No, no, no,” Farmer said. “Again, I’ve tried to tell people without telling them specifically, but the answer is no. There were no conversations of trading.”Coach Mike Pettine chimed in, “I didn’t either.”"

Titans pick Marcus Mariota at No. 2, plan to make QB Day 1 starter – Paul Kuharsky ESPN

"General manager Ruston Webster and coach Ken Whisenhunt said they grew increasingly comfortable with Mariota during the pre-draft process, which included an NFL scouting combine meeting, a private workout and meeting after his pro day, and a visit to the team headquarters.But ultimately, Webster said the team felt strongly that taking the Heisman Trophy winner was the way to go and that late in the process, the conversation was more about searching for a reason not to select him than it was about making the pick."

Marcus Mariota worth gamble for Titans – David Climer The Tennessean

"By making Marcus Mariota the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft on Thursday evening, the Titansacknowledged that status quo isn’t cutting it and switched gears by taking a quarterback who, upon first glance, does not appear to be a great fit.It’s a gamble. The Titans could have taken a safer route by drafting the best pass rusher (Dante Fowler Jr.), the top wide receiver (Amari Cooper) or trading down to get multiple picks. Instead, they took a chance.And it’s time. The Titans have played it by the book too long. And look where that’s gotten them."

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