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Titans Draft Pick Poll Update

Discussion in 'NFL Draft' started by TitanJeff, Apr 11, 2012.

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With the 20th pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, the Tennessee Titans will select:

Poll closed Apr 15, 2012.
Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama 5 vote(s) 13.2%
Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina 3 vote(s) 7.9%
Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois 6 vote(s) 15.8%
Nick Perry, DE, Southern Cal 3 vote(s) 7.9%
Michael Brockers, DT, LSU 7 vote(s) 18.4%
Devon Still, DT, Penn State 6 vote(s) 15.8%
None of the above (reply in the thread) 8 vote(s) 21.1%
  1. Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    You don't waste high draft picks on corners. Beef up your line and you can have any female in your family at corner. Wont matter.
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  2. J Falk Starter

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    ^^^ incredibly stubborn statement...football is the ultimate team sport...1 player fails, the whole team potentially fails.
  3. Luke Smartwater Jedi Master

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    Three players (in order) I would like us picking in Rd.1

    Floyd
    DeCastro
    Gilmore
    Barron

    Either on of them will instantly upgrade the team.

    I think the risk for taking any of the DTs or DEs in Rd.1 is too high. They are all high risk/high reward type of prospects.

    Consider this
    Jake Locker+Kenny Britt+Michael Floyd+CJ+Jared Cook+good O-line = Every opposing D-Coordinator's nightmare.
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    Aside from Center we've essentially filled gaps in the team with Wimbley and Hutchinson.
    We haven't replaced Finnegan yet and probably need 3 corners. And we've kinda replaced Hope but still might get Barron.

    I wouldn't be surprised if it was a CB we picked.
  4. Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    It's possibly our weakest need to fill on the team.

    We have 2 starting CBs that are good. And when did we acquire them?

    Round 6 and round 4...

    And we're drafting CB in round 1 to replace our 7th round pickup, Finnegan?



    How does that make any sense? If any team knows you don't have to draft a CB in the first 3 rounds, it's us.

    We need a corner to play nickel... we really going to use a 1st rd draft pick on that? Even though Hawkins or Campbell can probably handle it?





    All the great teams in the league prove you can have any Joe Schmo at corner as long as you get pressure.


    Just saying- it's stupid to draft a CB in rd 1. That's 1990s draft strategy and a proven bad move.

    And it's not as if there's a great corner this year in this draft. If Kirkpatrick is the best Corner there... No thanks.
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  5. Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    And I'm going to help you guys out a bit:

    If a CB makes his name by big hits, and that's really all he does well... he's probably not a great CB.

    Kirkpatrick is a safety that played CB. He hits hard, yet doesn't wrap up... he waits on players to make catches so he can hit... and he's not very good in coverage.




    You have to be careful when looking at guys on D from Alabama. All of them are going to look great on highlight reels, because they all have freedom to gamble.

    Like Barron. His ints only come when the ball is thrown directly at him or away from the WR. Rarely is he in good position.
  6. xpmar9x Vote for Pedro

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    I see what you're saying...

    How often do the 6th & 7th rd CBs turn into something great? Yes we struck GOLD on Finny and McCourty, but how many times do teams strike out?

    Since 2005 here's our CBs drafted: Tommie Campbell (7th), Alterraun Verner (4th), McCourty (6th), Cary Williams (7th), Ryan Smith (6th), Cortland (7th), Pacman (1st), & Reynaldo Hill (7th)

    source: http://www.nfl.com/draft/history/fulldraft?teamId=2100&type=team

    Looking at those players above, we have a solid history of drafting CBs. Most of them being a late pick. I think we could draft a CB in the 3rd-4th, and hope for another Alterraun; and be set.
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    If someone who plays DL is ranked their best player available at 20, I think it's a no-brainer but I don't know how much position of need plays into their formula.

    Poe, Coples and Upshaw will likely be gone but any of the three would be nice and I wonder if the Titans might try to go up #12 for one of them.

    Barron, Cox, Mercilus or Perry should be around at pick #20 but I would be very tempted to snag DeCastro if he were there.
  7. Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    Just say no to Barron. No matter where he is.
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    Usually we atleast have the position agreed upon by now, but we could go 5/6 different ways and I would not be surprised. First time since I can remember that I have no idea who we will get.

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