2018 NFL Mock Draft fixing the Tennessee Titans pick

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 31: Quarterback Deshaun Watson
GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 31: Quarterback Deshaun Watson /

What I would do with the Tennessee Titans first round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft in this scenario.

The Tennessee Titans have a good chance of making the playoffs this year, so there is a chance that they aren’t going to be able to land a household name in the 2018 NFL Draft.

So when I see a mock draft at this point in the year, everything is taken with a grain of salt. The player the Titans will take, is probably not someone fans are familiar with at this point. So when I change a pick it isn’t a critique of the mocker, just something I would do differently based on what I have seen so far.

Erik Lambert does great work for NFL Mocks and he recently posted a 2018 NFL Mock Draft. I completely understand the pick that he makes, but I would make a different decision if he was on the board.

Who he took: Kendall Joseph ILB, Clemson

Who I would take: Tyquan Lewis EDGE, Ohio State

So, I am not going to go into a deep dive on this because I haven’t broken either player down extensively. However, I like enough of what I see from Lewis to know which games I wanted to watch to get a couple of GIFs.

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My main think that I like about Lewis is that he is a high motor guy who can line up in a lot of positions. Someone like that has a lot of use in a defense where older guys like Jurrell Casey, Brian Orkapo and Derrick Morgan all need rest.

I think that Lewis an do a little bit of everything for them. Here he is playing on the outside:

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So, that is why I think Dick LeBeau could see him and think he could play EDGE in this scheme. However he isn’t limited to that, here he is lining up inside getting a partial sack but really being entirely responsible for blowing up this play.

In this scenario I think they would go EDGE/DL over an ILB, especially if Jayon Brown pans out and if Avery Williamson is re-signed.

So far Jon Robinson has only spent first round picks on big ticket positions (OT, WR, CB) so I think EDGE fits that category.