2013 NFL Draft - Tennessee Titans

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Posted Apr 28, 2013


Tennessee Titans - AFC South, 2013 Draft Selections & Prospects

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2013 NFL Draft Team Analysis - AFC
EAST Buffalo | Miami | New England | NY Jets
WEST Denver | Kansas City |  Oakland | San Diego
NORTH Baltimore | Cincinnati  Cleveland | Pittsburgh
SOUTH Houston | Indy | Jacksonville | Tennessee

2013 NFL Draft Team Analysis - NFC
EAST Dallas | NY Giants | Philadelphia | Washington
WEST Arizona | San Francisco | Seattle | St. Louis
NORTH Chicago | Detroit | Green Bay | Minnesota
SOUTH Atlanta | Carolina | New Orleans | Tampa Bay    
 
- 2012 Tennessee Draft Breakdown
- 2011 Tennessee Draft Breakdown
- 2010 Tennessee Draft Breakdown

FIRST ROUND

OG Chance Warmack, Alabama
6-2, 317
Overall Pick No. 10 CFN Position Rank: 1

CFN Analysis: You just knew Mike Munchak was going to load up on the offensive line. There was a time in the draft process when some – like Mike Mayock – had Warmack as the No. 1 overall prospect, and just about everyone has had him among the top five overall talents at some point. There are a few lingering injury concerns, but he’s the best pure run blocker in the draft, taken on the cheap at ten considering Jonathan Cooper went a few picks earlier.

A destructive blaster of a run blocker, he was the dominant force on a dominant force of an Alabama offensive line. Athletic for his size, he can get on the move to spring the big block, or he can sit in a phone booth and beat up his man – he can do it all. Forget about the workouts and the lack of quickness and raw speed in the drills; he doesn’t need to run 40 yards in the NFL. It would be nice if he was a bit taller. He’s not quite 6-3, and while he hovers between 320 and 325, he’s more wide than large. He doesn’t exactly look the part and doesn’t quite have the prototype body for an NFL guard.

He’s a pure football player more than a workout warrior, never getting knocked off his base and never, ever getting pushed back. Even so, he needs to get in better overall conditioning and shape and has to be ready to handle the quicker pace of an NFL game, but there’s almost no bust factor and it’s not crazy to suggest that he could be the best player in a relatively weak overall draft. Put him on the line and let him roll for the next ten years at a high level.
CFN Projection: First Round

SECOND ROUND

WR Justin Hunter, Tennessee (Jr.) 6-4, 196
Overall Pick No. 34 CFN Position Rank: 4
You’re building a wide receiver, what are you looking for? Really tall and built – check. 4.4 speed – check. NBA small forward athleticism – check. Great hands and a great work ethic – check. With rare tools, Hunter has the look and talent to be a go-to, Pro Bowl, No.1-caliber receiver who can carry an offense. So what’s the problem? Consistency is one issue, getting slowed down by top defenses with six of his 18 career touchdowns coming against SEC teams. The bigger problem is his knee after suffering a torn ACL. He came back just fine, but it’s always going to be a bit of a concern considering his athleticism. There’s still lots of work to do on his route-running ability and he needs to add more weight, but he’s a dangerous talent with unlimited potential.
CFN Projection: Second Round

THIRD ROUND

CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson, Connecticut 6-1, 195
Overall Pick No. 70 CFN Position Rank: 9
With great length and nice size, he has the potential to grow into a whale of a nickel and dime defender or be moved over to free safety, but he’s a corner with good quickness and tremendous athleticism. He can jump out of the stadium, using his skills well to make up for his lack of raw speed. While he’s experienced and tough, he’s not a great tackler and can be shoved around a bit too much. He’ll hit, but he’s not going to blast away on anyone and will need help in run support. Able to find ways to make plays, he has good instincts and leadership skills to shine somewhere in a secondary.
CFN Projection: Second Round

OLB Zaviar Gooden, Missouri 6-2, 234
Overall Pick No. 97 CFN Position Rank: 13
Possibly the best pure athlete among the outside linebackers, he has 4.4 speed with tremendous quickness in space. While he’s not huge, he’s a strong weakside defender who can stick with receivers without a problem and hits well and doesn’t get erased by big blockers. There’s no room to get any bigger checking in at a rock hard 235 pounds, and he doesn’t really have a set role. In a dream world he’d be a Von Miller-like pass rusher, but he doesn’t have the bulk. While he doesn’t get overpowered, he stays blocked a bit too easily and hasn’t proven he can fly into the backfield on a regular basis. On pure athleticism he can be turned into a specialist, but he needs work on becoming an all-around NFL linebacker.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round

FOURTH ROUND

C Brian Schwenke, California 6-3, 314
Overall Pick No. 107 CFN Position Rank: 4
A fantastic athlete, he moves extremely well for a 300-plus pound center with the potential to work at guard without a problem. Easily one of the quickest centers in the draft, he fires out in a hurry and is in a bad mood when he gets there – he’s not afraid to mix it up and come up with the big hit. The technique isn’t a question and he knows how to handle a line, but he needs to transform his body by hitting the weight room hard, needing to become functionally stronger. A good all-around blocker whose plusses far, far outweigh the minuses, he shouldn’t have a problem starting somewhere in the interior right away.
CFN Projection: Third Round

FIFTH ROUND

DE Lavar Edwards, LSU 6-4, 277
Overall Pick No. 142 CFN Position Rank: 20
Long with a huge frame, he looks the part and is impossible to get around. Extremely athletic, he has the raw tools to go along with the size to become a pure pass rushing specialist in just about any system. He needs ton of technique work and he’s not going to hold up against the run, but there’s a chance a defensive coordinator could to a little bit of tweaking and then turn him loose on third downs. The athleticism and straight-line speed are too impressive to pass up.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round

SIXTH ROUND

CB Khalid Wooten, Nevada 5-11, 211
Overall Pick No. 202 CFN Position Rank: Not Ranked

SEVENTH ROUND

FS Damion Stafford, Nebraska 6-0, 221
Overall Pick No. 248 CFN Position Rank: 22
The speed isn’t there. He’s a fighter who’ll battle for every play, and he’s incredibly strong and feisty, but he’s not athletic enough and he’s not a sound hitter whiffing on too many plays. He can work in a variety of ways and somehow finds a way to get around the ball, but there are too many limitations and too many holes in his game to be anything more than a decent backup. However, he’ll probably be overdrafted because of his strength and toughness.
CFN Projection: Fourth Round