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Next up are the Tennessee Titans. A lot of quality defenders are still on the board, and one of them could very well hear the titans call their name.
Barr may still be a raw prospect but his measurables are impressive. 6'5'', 255 lbs and runs a 4.44 40 yd dash. He is built to get after the quarterback. Something that Tennessee was pretty bad at last season. Barr will be asked to do one thing in the new 3-4 defense of Ray Horton and that is to get to the quarterback. This pick will make opposing quarterbacks aware of the Titans rush at all times and elevates that phase of Tennessee's defense.
Anthony: Titans take Aaron Donald, DT, Pittsburgh
This one is hard to predict. To the untrained eye, a guy like Taylor Lewan, Zack Martin or Xavier Su'a Filo would be a good choice, but the Titans have invested very heavily in their offensive line over the past two off seasons. That would make those picks unnecessary at No.11. Cornerback, wide receiver and even quarterback could all be in play with Tennessee.
Ultimately, I think that the Titans would like to get a beast up front on defense. Donald is a quality player that dominated the college ranks, despite being a bit undersized for the position. Like Ndamukong Suh and Geno Atkins, Donald can get to the passer with ease. I think that this pick will ultimately come down to Donald or Darqueze Dennard.
Jason: Titans take Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA
Because they have ye to pick up the fifth-year option on Jake Locker, they could go in a number of directions with this pick, but with offensive guru Ken Wisenhunt now at the helm, he can make that offense click while using this pick to upgrade the defense.
Anthony Barr was once viewed as a consensus top-5 pick, and the Titans end his mini draft-day fall. Tennessee got little productions from their outside pass-rushers in 2013, and Barr projects as an outside linebacker in Ray Horton's 3-4 defense.
This is a match made in heaven, as Horton is viewed as one of the top defensive minds in the game, and he thrives off of bringing pressure from his outside backers. If Barr does wind up in Tennessee, he could challenge Jadeveon Clowney and Khalil Mack for the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award.
Barr has accounted for 23.5 sacks, 41.5 tackles-for-loss and 145 tackles in the past two season at UCLA.
|1 - Texans||Jadeveon Clowney||Johnny "Football" Manziel||Jadeveon Clowney|
|2 - Rams||Greg Robinson||FALCONS TRADE: Jadeveon Clowney||Greg Robinson|
|3 - Jaguars||Teddy Bridgewater||Blake Bortles||Khalil Mack|
|4 - Browns||Blake Bortles||Sammy Watkins||Blake Bortles|
|5 - Raiders||Khalil Mack||Greg Robinson||Johnny Manziel|
|6 - Falcons||Jake Matthews||RAMS TRADE: Mike Evans||Jake Matthews|
|7 - Buccaneers||Sammy Watkins||Jake Matthews||Sammy Watkins|
|8 - Vikings||JETS TRADE: Mike Evans||Khalil Mack||Teddy Bridgewater|
|9 - Bills||Eric Ebron||Eric Ebron||Eric Ebron|
|10 - Lions||Justin Gilbert||Justin Gilbert||Justin Gilbert|
|11 - Titans||Anthony Barr||Aaron Donald||Antony Barr|