In his first mock draft, NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah has the Tennessee Titans selecting an EDGE out of Auburn.
In the first of what will be many mock drafts for him this offseason, NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah has the Tennessee Titans taking an EDGE in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
It’s no secret that landing a pass-rusher to line up opposite Harold Landry will be a priority this offseason. It remains to be seen if general manager Jon Robinson will do that in free agency or in the 2020 NFL Draft, though.
As was apparent in the AFC title game loss to the Kansas City Chiefs — and really the entire season — the Titans simply aren’t able to generate enough pressure to make opposing quarterbacks uncomfortable without blitzing all the time.
Jeremiah’s solution to that is taking EDGE Marlon Davidson out of Auburn with the No. 29 overall pick in the first round.
Here’s what Jeremiah had to say about the pick.
Davidson has inside/outside versatility, and he plays extremely hard. He would join Jeffery Simmons to give the Titans two young building blocks up front.
In 50 career games with Auburn, the 6-foot-3, 278-pound prospect totaled 14.5 sacks, with his best season being his Senior campaign in which he finished with 6.5 sacks and 48 tackles (11.5 for loss).
As Jeremiah points out, Davidson could be an asset for Tennessee both inside and out, and his outside pass-rush skills don’t take a hit because of his weight. He is still very effective in that area, as The Draft Network points out in its scouting report for him.
The downside of making the run that the Titans did is that it makes it more difficult to land an impact pass-rusher in the first round. And, while Davidson could be considered a Day 2 prospect, Tennessee wouldn’t be reaching that much should he be the pick at No. 29.