Draft grades are coming in

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by TitanJeff, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. TitanJeff

    TitanJeff Kahuna Grande Staff

    If you see one I've overlooked, please add it to the thread:

    SportingNews: C-
    Let's start with the good. The Titans kept up their interior offensive line upgrade theme, adding Alabama guard Chance Warmack and California center Brian Scwhenke to join free-agent addition Andy Levitre. But getting wide receiver Justin Hunter from Tennessee is a boom-bust proposition, and both Connecticut cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson and Missouri linebacker Zaviar Gooden need more polish to be impact players.

    John McClain: A-
    An excellent draft. The best guard in Warmack. They moved up to get Hunter, who could start as a rookie. Wreh-Wilson might start, too, but he may become the nickel corner. Gooden plays the run well and should excel on special teams.

    Mel Kiper: B+
    The Titans may not have any idea what will become of Jake Locker. I don't know either. But they sure as heck should be better running the ball in 2013 behind the line they're building, and between whatever pressure that takes off Locker and the addition of yet another receiver, they can say they gave him a chance.

    CBS Sports: B+
    Even with the addition of expensive free-agent Andy Levitre, the Titans wanted to get more physical up front to give Jake Locker and Chris Johnson breathing room. Chance Warmack certainly will do that, and center Brian Schwenke, a former guard, will prove a quality center early in his career, as well. No one found better pure athletes on the second day than the Titans, who, with wide receiver Justin Hunter, cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson and outside linebacker Zaviar Gooden might have three quarters of an Olympic track team. The only concern is that each has shown thus far to be better athletes than football players ... The Titans' draft won't get mentioned by many as one of the top classes. But if some of these athletes turn out, Tennessee might have put itself in position to jump into real playoff contention with their aggressive off-season.
  2. Titanup1982

    Titanup1982 Pro Bowler

    Wow, I certainly love the praise in these grades. I'm really excited about our draft class.

    PRAY IV M3RCY Starter

    I liked our draft because we made sure we took care of our biggest investments, Locker and CJ2k. Blidi is starting to grow on me i can see him starting on the outside before this year is over, and Gooden is just a freak of an athlete for his position.
  4. RockyTop Fox

    RockyTop Fox Offensive Coordinator

    I love how NFL.com has us listed as one of the draft "losers" :hugelaugh:But hey, not like ESPN or the NFL ever gives us any love anyway.
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  5. Ten_Titans

    Ten_Titans Pro Bowler

    We are a sure playoff team as long as Locker doesn't just drop a turd this season.

    If he plays like he played in those one or two games last year where we just dominated the game, we will do well.
  6. 2ToneBlue

    2ToneBlue Starter

    That's odd since their main talent evaluator liked just about every single pick from what I saw. No one said anything bad about our picks, and they filled needs.

    I do think we passed a couple times on best player available to get a need.
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  7. corymiller

    corymiller New Era Connoisseur

    I hate the term "Boom-bust" aren't all draft picks possible boom or bust? Very very few draft picks are "sure things"
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  8. corymiller

    corymiller New Era Connoisseur

    I won't say that. Even though I love our draft, I still see us as anywhere from 7-9 to 9-7. We may slip into the playoffs but were not a sure fire playoff team.
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  9. Tennessy XO


    This team is talented enough to make the playoffs.

    If Locker produces and key positions stay healthy, it is playoffs or gtfo for this coaching staff.

    If they can't get 10 and a wild card birth in year three I'm over it.

    There are no excuses in today's NFL.

    Teams are turning it around faster than that every year.
  10. CJtheBeast

    CJtheBeast Starter

    If we get to the QB on defense we've got a shot at the division. I truly believe that.

    I just don't see their D-Line overpowering us anymore. I see our O-Line as the more physical group over just about anyone we'll face this season.

    I think it might take us a few games to settle down, but after we gel I think we're competitive pretty much every game.
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