2015 NFL Draft: Tennessee Titans Late Round Picks


Tennessee Titans general manager Ruston Webster and his draft team stayed busy right up to the end at the 2015 NFL Draft. They continued to put some pieces around their new franchise quarterback in the fifth round and with two picks in the sixth round, went defense and offensive line.

How long is it until July?

With their final pick in the seventh round at 245 overall, they picked up another wide receiver out of Louisville.

I though the Titans had a nice draft, and was impressed how they traded out of the 33rd pick and were able to use the two extra picks from the New York Giants to get more bites at the apple.

As reported on Saturday, (Titans Make Two Picks in Round Four) they were able to draft Jalston Fowler Fullback from Alabama. Fowler was a Team Captain in 2013 and will be a versatile player in the offensive backfield who can run between the tackles, provide a dump off for Marcus Mariota and is able to pick up pass-blocking duties.

Round 5 David Cobb RB Minnesota

With their normal pick in the fifth round at 138, the Titans drafted David Cobb, Running Back out of Minnesota. Cobb is almost 5′ 11″ 229 pounds. He has 4.81 speed in the 40 and was ranked 13th in position by the scouts and 144th overall.

What He Brings from ESPN:

"Cobb is a big back (5-11, 229) who runs behind his pads and has above-average power and balance. He also has nimble feet for a bigger back and flashes adequate lateral agility. However, he lacks explosiveness and ideal instincts as a runner at this point. He is too much of an east-west runner and must learn to play to his strength as an inside runner and do a better job of locating and hitting creases vertically with more consistency."

Round 6 (first pick at 177) Deiontrez Mount OLB Louisville

This kid is a project, but with the Guru of the 3-4 defense on staff in Music City, this may be a great pick. He is raw, but at almost 6′ 5″ and 249 pounds he will give Dick LeBeau a nice project going forward.

What he Brings from ESPN:

"Mount possesses a good combination of size, speed and initial quickness, in addition to above average upper-body strength. He has the potential to develop into an effective edge rusher, but he needs to get stronger against the run. He never started more than five games in a season."

Round 6 (second pick at 208) Andy Gallik C Boston College

More help for the offensive line with this free pick in the sixth round. Gallik is a Senior and at 6′ 2″ 306 pounds, has to be a nice addition on an offensive line with a lot of holes and very little depth. This is a nice player at this position and looks to have the disposition the Tennessee Titans need at this point.

What he Brings from ESPN:

"Gallik is a team captain and three-year starter who has a nasty disposition and blocks to the echo of the whistle. He generates above-average initial surge as a run-blocker and he flashes the ability to stay in front of his defenders once he locks on in pass protection. However, he lunges and gets caught off balance too much. And while he performed well during agility tests at that combine, it doesn’t show up on tape where he struggles when he is forced to change directions quickly."

Round 7  Tre McBride WR William and Mary

With the 245th pick, and the Titans final selection, they pick up a wide receiver with small conference experience and a lot of possibilities. McBride is 6′ 0″ 208 pounds and ran the 40 at 4.41. He will be a nice addition to the special teams if he makes the Titans final cuts in pre-season.

What He Brings from ESPN:

"At 6 feet tall and 210 pounds, McBride is a smooth athlete who transitions well getting out of the stem to create separation. He also has the speed to threaten the vertical seams. His best attribute is his ball skills, as he consistently catches the ball away from his frame and flashes excellent body control."

Only time will tell how the Titans did in the 2015 NFL Draft. It takes about three years to truly grad a draft class, especially the later round selections.

The Titans have some question marks with their earlier picks are hoping quarterback Marcus Mariota and wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham will be able to light-up LP Field when the season gets underway in September.

I’m excited with the new players and can’t wait until training camp to get underway. How long is it until July?

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