2013 Draft Possibilities

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  1. FLA Titans Fan

    FLA Titans Fan The GM

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    With all the voids we have on both sides of the ball, we should trade out and accumulate draft picks. If we could get a later 1st and a two 2nds that would be perfect cus we'll probably get a 3rd for Finny. We could possibly have 5-6 picks within the first 100 picks thats huge.

    We can address both the OLine, DLine, DB's
  2. titanbaknedkly

    titanbaknedkly Starter

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    I am kind of conflicted on this draft. I would like to trade down from top 10 to around 15-17 and pick up another 3rd. We would then have 3 third rd picks with our compensatory pick. If we were to switch to a 3-4 I would then get Monti T'eo 6'2 255 ILB in the 1st. I would get Margus Hunt 6'8 280 DE in the 2nd. I would get Mario Benavides 6'4 300 C in the 3rd. Then I would get Ezekiel Ansah 6'6 270 DE/LB (played all over the front 7). Then I would get Daniel McCullers 6'8 360 DT/NT in the 3rd comp. Also in the 7th I would pick up Dexter McCoil 6'4 222 FS but transition him to SS. That would be an awesome LB corp with T'eo and McCarthy manning the middle and Wimbley and Ayers on the outside with Brown in the mix for either LB position. T'eo has 5 INTs already and is just a LB. That shows that he is around the ball and to go with McCarthy in that defense would be something special.

    If I was going to stay 4-3 then I would change first and 2nd. Not sure if Hunt will last to the 2nd or Ansah to the 3rd anyway if they perform at the combine as expected and may leap some others. May have to go Hunt 1st and Ansah 2nd but the other 3rd and 7th rounders would remain the same. I would also get in FA Michael Johnson 6'7 278 DE from Cincinatti who is having a great year. I would also get DRC from Philly moving Verner to nickel db and get Jason Jones back from Seattle. He is doing better than our tackles are doing and not even starting. Already has 2.5 sacks with 2 PD. He was the only one on the line that knew how to put his hands in the air to get deflections while he was here.

    That would give us a big run stuffing DT in McCullers and a penetrating DT in Jason Jones. Our line would be fast, long, big, strong, and athletic with 6'8 280 Hunt, 6'5 276 Jones, 6'8 360 McCullers, and 6'7 276 Michael Johnson. Wimbley would become more of a rush specialist and Hunt would move over to DT with McCullers going to the bench in passing downs. Morgan is stronger against the run but can play and relieve either DE positions and Ansah would provide great depth (albeit raw) as he is 6'6 270 and has played all over the front 7 of BYU. Has 44 tackles, 4 sacks, 5 QB hurries, 11 TFL, and 4 pass deflects. Saw him compared to a JPP type freakish athlete that is long and athletic with natural power but is also able to drop back into coverage. Can play DE or OLB giving us options to come in for either OLB or DE if necessary.

    I believe either way whether going 3-4 or staying 4-3 that would give our line some much needed speed, height, length, and athleticism on our front line which would make it more difficult to throw right down the middle of the field where it seems we constantly get torched. Maybe with some deflections we can turn back into a more opportunistic defense like the Texans has become. They are constantly knocking down passes and tipping passes for turnovers.

    Sorry about the long post. I guess I just had a lot to say.
  3. cl2k

    cl2k Camp Fodder

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    I'd love to get Millinerin the first and Sheldon Richardson a round later
  4. Finnebosch

    Finnebosch I am vengeance.

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    First of all I'd hate to have a 3-4 LB corp of Wimbley|T'eo|McCarthy|Ayers for two reasons. Neither Wimbley or Ayers are a 10 sack guy at OLB and we would still have issues getting to the passer on a consistent bases. Second having McCarthy and T'eo at would kinda make drafting T'eo pointless as he would have to play the TED backer (who acts more as a FB for the Mike in a 3-4 defense) as McCarthy is not as good at fighting off blockers. This isn't T'eo's game as he is more of a playmaker Ray Lewis type guy much like McCarthy.

    Also, Margus Hunt would be redundant given the fact that we have so many players who would be a DE in a 3-4 defense on our roster. Morgan, Casey, Martin, Marks, Egboh, Douzable, and Klug are all still on a roster with nowhere to play and all have the size to play 3-4 DE. So instantly you are displacing a 1st rounder (Morgan), a 2nd rounder (Brown), and two 3rd rounders (Martin, Casey) who have all shown potential to be good solid NFL players by drafting a MLB and a 3-4 DE.

    Once again if we add Johnson, Jones, Hunt, McCullers (who I like a lot), and Ansah where do we play Wimbley, Morgan, Brown, Martin, Casey, and Ayers? Johnson will get at least as big of a contract as Wimbley and you don't give someone that kind of money to be a bench pass rush specialist.

    Jason Jones is not an every down player in a 4-3 which is why Seattle has him coming off of the bench. He is a liability in the run game and gets worn down playing against bigger interior linemen every down; that is why he had injury issues while he played here.

    The problem with our front seven isn't our players because I think we have a good collection of talent in there. McCarthy (when healthy), Ayers, and Brown all have ridiculously high ceilings and could be the best LB core in a year or two. Martin and Casey are two good young DT and Morgan has become a solid DE (though not worthy of his draft slot); the problem isn't bad talent it's bad coaching.

    Your mentioned the Texans in the end off your post but they had the same problem. Once Phillips took over that defense the went from being almost historically bad to being the NFL's best in almost a year. The only difference was that fact that they brought in a DC that actually knew what he was doing.
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  5. xpmar9x

    xpmar9x Vote for Pedro

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    I LOVE Te'o, he's my favorite prospect in this draft... but he isn't needed on the Titans. Reminds me of Lance Briggs (expect he'll play MLB). Te'o will be a star in the league. If we do go to the 3-4, I'd rather us get Jarvis Jones and get a true pass-rusher. I wouldn't mind seeing Ayers as a 34 ILB i.e. Daryl Washington. Wimbley as the other OLB. Then get center/safety help in the following round.s
  6. Finnebosch

    Finnebosch I am vengeance.

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    I think Ayers would be a prefect TED backer because he could use his size and strength to tie up blockers for McCarthy/Brown who would be our Mike backer.

    If I was going to go with a 3-4 defense I would trade down and go with Alex Okafor around the late teen to early twenties. After that I'd grab Kwame Geathers out of Georgia in the 4th.

    That would give us a front of:
    (Jones/Okafor) --- Ayer ---- McCarthy ---- Wimbley
    ---------- Casey ------ Geathers ---- Martin ---------

    My draft for that would be:
    Round 1: Alex Okafor, DE, Texas
    Round 2: Jonathen Cooper, OG, UNC
    Round 3: Matt Elam, S, Florida
    Round 3: Eziekal Ansah, LB, BYU
    Round 3: Mario Benavides, OC, Louisville
    Round 4: Kwame Geathers, NT, Georgia
  7. xpmar9x

    xpmar9x Vote for Pedro

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    I can dig. I'd rather get Jarvis Jones.. but he's likely Top-3. :hang:
  8. Finnebosch

    Finnebosch I am vengeance.

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    Jones is going to the Browns... there's no doubt in my mind
  9. Ensconatus

    Ensconatus Losing faith...

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    More I think bout it, I want te'o
  10. xpmar9x

    xpmar9x Vote for Pedro

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    NOT WHEN THEY FINISH 8-0!