Tennessee Titans New Coordinator 2018 NFL Mock Draft

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 23: Defensive Tackle Willie Henry
BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 23: Defensive Tackle Willie Henry /

The Tennessee Titans have done it. They have finally assembled a staff that fans can believe in.

Over the last 18 hours or so we have found out that Tennessee has signed Dean Pees to be their defensive coordinator. The best summation of Dean Pees I could find is this:

Just a great tweet by the man Mike Herndon.

And on offense the hired Matt LaFleur (deceptively hard name to spell) as the OC. We all know him as the coordinator who helped McVay turn the Rams from the worst offense in the NFL to the best (in terms of points scored) in just one year.

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He also of course worked with guys like Donovan McNabb, Robert Griffin III (rookie of the year), Matt Ryan (MVP year), and like I said Jared Goff 2.0. That is an insane amount of “maximizing talent”.

So, I thought if I was doing a mock draft just for these two guys what would I do? That led to this quick 2-round mock where I give each of them toys to play with in their first year with the Titans.

Round 1, pick 25: Hercules Mata’afa EDGE, Washington State

Can you believe it? (No I don’t mean me picking Mata’afa) The Titans finally have a creative and aggressive coordinator who will understand how to use someone like Mata’afa.

In this defense, Dean Pees could make Mata’afa exactly like Suggs, a disruptive EDGE player who can line down or stand up. The key isn’t where he plays, it is how he plays and Hercules puts in the effort that a man with his name suggests.

Let this man wreak havoc off the edge and just stand back and watch the results.

Round 2, pick 57: Will Hernandez G, UTEP

The Titans grab the best player on the board and get pleasantly surprised that they are able to land the best guard in the class (don’t believe the hype on Quenton Nelson).

If you have been on twitter today, you know that Matt LaFleur loves to run play action-based offenses. That is great, Mariota is one of the best QBs in the NFL on play action over the course of his career.

The problem is, the interior of the offensive line just didn’t get any push this season. So the solution: competition.

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Bring in Hernandez who is an ass kicker with athleticism and technique and let he, Quinton Spain, and Josh Kline fight for the guard positions in the preseason. I would expect that Kline is the odd man out and that Jack Conklin would get a new buddy on the right side.

Now you have an offensive line that could go 9-deep (Schwenke, Levin, Kline, Kelly) with starters and you can afford to keep them because you aren’t keeping 6 safeties or 5 TE/FBs.

The Titans offensive line will be remade and it will be back up to the standard that they were at in 2016, but now they won’t be doomed to fail by bad play calling. They will have someone intelligent putting them in good position and making them look every bit of the top unit they were.