Tennessee Titans: First Down And Tenn 5-3 Edition


With the 2015 NFL Draft in the history books, I felt the Tennessee Titans took full advantage of their lofty position. They got their franchise quarterback in the first round, made a nice trade with the New York Giants which netted a few extra picks and still got a monster in the second round.

Be sure to let us know if you liked what the Titans did or you were disappointed in the comment section below.

Winners from the 2015 NFL Draft – Chris Wesseling NFL.com

"The anonymity of the Titans has been a long-running joke on theAround The NFL Podcast. For the past two years, this has been an organization devoid of any semblance of drawing power. Within the first 24 hours of the draft, they picked up a potential franchise quarterback in Marcus Mariota and an intriguing red-zone monster in Dorial Green-Beckham. We noted Friday night that they now boast an under-25 offensive nucleus of Mariota, wide-receiver trio Green-Beckham, Kendall Wright and Justin Hunter, running backBishop Sankey, guard Chance Warmack, left tackle Taylor Lewanand third-round right tackle Jeremiah Poutasi. I didn’t quite believe in Sankey, who struggled between the tackles and couldn’t make plays as a rookie. I feel much better about the position after theTitans added Minnesota’s David Cobb, one of NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah’s favorite mid-round running backs. This team might actually be fun to watch in 2015"

Former Green Beret Nate Boyer joining Seahawks – Gregg Rosenthal Around The NFL

This isn’t a Tennessee Titans story, but as a veteran I had been following this story throughout the draft and felt compelled to include it in my Sunday morning links.

"Nate Boyer, a 34-year-old former Green Beret, has been offered a contract as an undrafted free agent with the Seattle Seahawks.“Yeah, I’ve done things that are more difficult,” Boyer told NFL Network’s Total Access on Saturday. “You can’t really compare the two in a lot of ways, but this is a huge challenge in itself. This is the best athletes in the world. Just to get an opportunity and be able to compete… And I’m playing for a great team in a great city. I couldn’t be anymore thrilled. Just for the chance that’s all you can ask for.”"

Thumbs up, thumbs down for each NFL team’s draft class – Paul Kuharsky ESPN

"Thumbs up. Titans GM Ruston Webster said it suited their humble personalities. But it always feels somewhat disconcerting when picks like fourth-round defensive lineman Angelo Blackson and Jalston Fowler say they were selected higher than they expected. At the same time, confident personnel people choosing solid fits and trusting their grades is what a team should strive to have. The Titans needed an additional cornerback, so that’s one place they failed to enhance options as needed."

GM Ruston Webster and head coach Ken Whisenhunt analyze the team’s 2015 NFL Draft. Titansonline.com

"First of all, I want to say thanks to all the scouts and all the support staff that put so much effort into this, not just this weekend but really all year long.  Those scouts spend a lot of time away from home, away from their families and they have been here for two weeks grinding away.  So for those guys I really appreciate it and all the support staff that is up there working with us late at night and kind of getting us through this thing.  I wanted to thank them first."

Titans draft analysis: Plenty to like beyond Mariota – Jim Wyatt John Glennon The Tennessean

"What we likedWyatt: The outside-the-box thinking. Coming off a 2-14 season and with an apathetic fan base, the Titans needed to take some chances. Quarterback Marcus Mariota adds excitement, wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham brings big-play potential and fullback Jalston Fowler is a Swiss Army knife-type player. It’s a draft that could help turn the franchise around. At least for the time being, the fan base is excited again.Glennon: The Titans did a nice job of adding talent around Mariota, as opposed to relying on him to revive a woeful offense. Green-Beckham is a big downfield option, versatile Jeremiah Poutasi will get a shot at right tackle, Fowler sounds like a versatile player and running back David Cobb is a good pass-protector. Outside linebacker Deiontrez Mount looks like the kind of player Dick LeBeau might have fun with as a pass rusher."

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