What did SI’s reigning mock draft champion predict the Tennessee Titans to do in the 2020 NFL Draft?
NFL Mock Drafts are always a crapshoot because one unexpected move can tumble a mock draft like a house of cards.
However, when someone hits on their only mock draft of 2019 it makes sense to pay a little bit more attention to their 2020 mock. Enter Jenny Vrentas and her annual mock draft.
Who did the Sports Illustrated champion give the Tennessee Titans at 29?
"29. Tennessee Titans: Marlon Davidson, EDGE, AuburnThe Titans signed Vic Beasley to a one-year deal but lost Jurrell Casey and others on the defensive line. Davidson was a versatile player in Auburn’s front seven."
This makes sense for several reasons as it seems like Davidson is becoming a common fit for the Tennessee Titans and New England Patriots because of his dominance and versatility. More than anything, his consistency is exciting.
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Davidson is a 4-year starter at DT in the SEC, which is an incredible achievement. Not only that, Davidson didn’t just start but he made plays with 17 sacks, 30 TFLs, 9 passes defended, 4 forced fumbles, and 3 blocked kicks.
Last year the 300-pounder led Auburn in sacks despite playing next to the more heralded DL, Derrick Brown. You may see Davidson as a 300 lb. player and immediately move him inside to DT, but don’t be in a hurry to do that.
Sure, Davidson can and will play DT for whichever team he goes to, but it isn’t unheard of for teams to use players like that at EDGE frequently in games. Last year the Titans did it with Jurrell Casey and in the past they have had guys like Jason Jones and Albert Haynesworth line up on the outside as well.
"One question about Oliver is his size—though he played nose guard for Houston, he’s small enough that he said some teams, among them the Titans, have talked to him about playing outside linebacker."
Oliver measured in at 287 lb. and as Vrentas said, there were rumors that the Titans wanted to use him as an EDGE.
Could the Titans land their “Jumbo EDGE” in 2020 after missing out on Ed Oliver in 2019?