Sep 26, 2015; Gainesville, FL, USA; Tennessee Volunteers defensive back Cameron Sutton (7) works out prior to the game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Round 4, overall (99)- Cam Sutton CB, Tennessee
Drafttek ranking: 100
Easily my favorite pick in this draft. I love Cam Sutton as a prospect for a lot of reasons. First of all, he is a shut down corner in the SEC despite not getting recognition for all that he has done.
He has been the captain of the Tennessee defense for two years now, and he is a big reason why that defense has been so dominant. He has held receivers in check for basically his entire career, and it has gotten to the point where opposing QBs don’t even throw to his side.
In fact, in the Mizzouri game this year, he was only targeted one time when the game mattered and it resulted in a pick that shifted the momentum to the Vols side.
While all of that is great, maybe his most underrated quality is that he is an elite athlete. Sutton leads the nation in total punt return yards AND yards per punt return. He would immediately be the best return man on the Titans team, and that athleticism is important for actually playing corner.
This team needs depth at corner, and Sutton can come in immediately and be ready to play. I don’t know why there isn’t more buzz for him in the top-40 picks, but if he falls here the Titans would be getting an absolute steal. They could line up McCourty against the opposing #1, Sutton against the opposing #2, and Cox in the middle or even some at safety. This is a clear win-win move.