Tennessee Titans 3-round 2018 NFL Mock Draft

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - NOVEMBER 11: Hercules Mata'afa
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - NOVEMBER 11: Hercules Mata'afa /

My first postseason Fanspeak mock draft for the Tennessee Titans.

Well, it is here. After some soul searching and personnel decisions, it is time to start really focusing on the Tennessee Titans offseason.

Free agency will be the first domino to fall, but since the Titans generally get better through the draft than through free agency, it always ends up garnering the most attention for me.

This year may be a little different as the Titans try to acclimate to new head coach Mike Vrabel’s scheme, but other than that I expect a fairly modest free agency with one big signing and a few other complimentary pieces.

More from Titans Draft

Jon Robinson will do most of his best work during the draft and right now, these are the players that I would go after given this scenario:

1st round, pick 25: Hercules Mata’afa Everything, Washington State

I don’t know if people will fall in love with Mata’afa like I did, but I can’t see why he isn’t a top-10 player in this class.

Everything that people have told you that Taven Bryan from Florida is, that is what Hercules is. He is a dynamic player that lines up on the inside and consistently is the first one to move off the ball.

Sure a first step is important, but it isn’t the end all be all. He has the athleticism and flexibility to bend the edge and play stand up outside linebacker where I think he projects best at the next level.

Those two things combined with his eye popping production (45.5 TFLs and 21 sacks in just 34 games) make him a great prospect that every NFL team should be ready to pounce on.

His unique blend of abilities and potential should make Jon Robinson and Mike Vrabel salivate.

Round 2, pick 57: Sony Michel RB, UGA

This is a pick that every SEC/Titans fan has wanted to see since the beginning of the year. There is nothing wrong with giving Derrick Henry a nice volume of carries, however he does have some limitations.

Henry will never be the natural pass catcher that Michel is and he certainly doesn’t have the quick acceleration that the Bulldog does.

This isn’t a full replacement situation, but think of it instead as a timeshare situation like the New Orleans Saints did this year with Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara. A power back with a clear set of skills and a dynamic RB that has explosive ability.

More from Titan Sized

Round 3, pick 89: Josey Jewell LB, Iowa

Iowa has almost know for their bust-proof players. They may not always be spectacular, but they are generally productive and technically sound. Josey Jewell is no different from those prospects.

He is more athletic than your typical Iowa LB, but he still retains that downhill mentality that many want in an ILB.

In a defense that will probably only field two real ILBs next year (Woodyard and Brown) having Jewell would round out that unit and give them the ability to hop into some 3 LB looks or trot out different combinations depending on the situation.