Tennessee Titans 2017 NFL Mock Draft: Round 1
By Will Lomas
Mike Williams isn’t the answer for the Tennessee Titans, they should look to add blue-chip talent to a defense in need.
The Tennessee Titans are facing a great opportunity to turn this 9-7 team into a perennial powerhouse in the AFC.
Not only do they have a ton of free agent money, a franchise QB, a great young core on offense, and some Pro Bowl players on defense, but they have quality picks in the 2017 NFL Draft.
I will spend a lot of time this year focusing on the draft because, well it is one of the best (few) days of the year and it is where great teams are built and Super Bowl teams are perfected.
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Since we will have a lot of time to talk about the draft, I am only going to do one round based on the Fanspeak website’s draft simulator. Here is what I was able to get.
Round 1, pick 5: Malik Hooker S, Ohio State
This could easily have been Jamal Adams who is also a blue-chip safety. To me, this is like having Earl Thomas and Eric Berry in the same draft. Both are great players I just prefer the range to the hard hitting potential, based off of personal preference.
If you missed my scouting report on one of the best safeties to come out of college football in the last 5-10 years, check it out here.
Round 1, pick 18: Marshon Lattimore CB, Ohio State
You know who has produced some really great players in the last year? Ohio State. You know who is probably going to do it again? Ohio State.
Lattimore is a star in the making at cornerback, he has everything you want from technique to length. People can sit on their narratives of the summer touting Jalen Tabor as the best CB in this draft, but if you really want to see a CB1 watch Lattimore’s film.
I also kind of like pairing Lattimore and Hooker together. They should have great communication already and with a great feel for how the other one plays it should make cohesion in the secondary easy and quick.
Lattimore is another player that I have done draft work on (here) and if you read it you can just see how highly I think of him. He has the potential to come in and be a difference maker on the outside which is something the Titans have had in a long time.