Prediction Time - 05/07/14

Ok.  After only 4+ months of talk, speculation and what can best be described as noise, the NFL Draft is finally here.  FINALLY.  I don't know about you, but I'm not sure I can take another Mock Draft.  I've seen more Mel Kiper, Todd McShay and Mike Mayock than any human other than their families should the last few weeks. 

These "experts" have the Titans drafting a quarterback, a tight end, a defensive lineman, a cornerback, a linebacker in the 1st round.  I've seen everything but a punter, a kicker, or me predicted to be the Titans top pick tomorrow night. 

Everyone is an expert this time of year.  I'm certainly no different.  And with that in mind, here are the possible 1st round scenarios I see for the Men in Two-Toned Blue:

1) I think the Titans ideally hope to trade down.  I believe in their perfect world, they trade down to the late teens and get the 3rd round pick back they lost in the Justin Hunter deal last year. 

2) They hope that Mike Evans falls to them.  The Texas A&M wide receiver a dynamic playmaker and perfect fit to compliment Hunter and Kendall Wright.  He's big, physical and can really go up and get the ball, even with defenders draped all over him.  The selection gives the Titans four great pass-catching options (Denard Walker being the other).  All are young and can grow up together, with or without Jake Locker.

3) They take Anthony Barr.  This pick makes sense, given his experience in the 3-4 defense.  And his familiarity with Titans Linebackers Coach Lou Spanos, who recruited and coached him at UCLA.  Many think Barr's best ball is in front of him and that he can be a fantastic speed rusher in the NFL.

4)  They take Darqueze Dennard.  The top-rated cornerback replaces the recently departed Alterraun Verner.  Dennard is physical, great against the pass AND the run. 

With being said, I think when it's all said and done, the Titans will take Barr.  Not only does he make the most sense to me, but he's the one most likely to be there.  But that's just a hunch.  If it happens, you can call me Nostradamus.  If it doesn't, I'll deny the prediction to my grave!

 

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