A new season of Tennessee Titans football is just around the corner. The first piece of business to take care of is who to select at the 2014 NFL Draft at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
The Titans enter this year’s draft with the 11th overall pick in the first round, followed by six total picks when the draft selection process gets underway on May 8th at 7 p.m. CT.
Aside from the 1st round pick, the Titans also hold the 10th pick in the second round (42nd overall). The team’s other 2014 selections include overall picks 112 (fourth round), 151 (fifth round), 186 (sixth round) and 228 (seventh round).
The question now becomes, whom will the Titans pick?
With Jake Locker set to make a full recovery and regain his starting position at quarterback, experts believe Tennessee will use their 11th pick to select cornerbacks, linebackers and even suggest drafting another quarterback to back up Locker. With Chris Johnson now with the New York Jets, are the Titans confident enough that they will find a decent replacement?
A vast majority of football experts, ranging from Peter King of Sports Illustrated, Pete Prisco and Rob Rang of CBS Sports predict the Titans will pick LB Anthony Barr out of UCLA. Other names thrown around include Justin Gilbert (CB from Oklahoma State), Kyle Fuller (CB from Virginia Tech) and even quarterback Teddy Bridgewater from Louisville. King on his blog Monday Morning Quarterback writes, “Hadn’t heard quarterback and the Titans in round one until Sunday. Now I hear: corner one, quarterback two.”
The full 2014 NFL Draft schedule is as follows:
Round 1: May 8, 7 p.m. CT
Rounds 2-3: May 9, 6 p.m. CT
Rounds 4-7: May 10, 11 a.m. CT
TV Coverage: NFL Network, ESPN/ESPN 2
Radio: Titans Radio (Flagship 104.5 The Zone)
For a complete mock prediction, check out the table below, courtesy of Music City Miracles.
|Mock Draft||Player||Position||College||Last Updated|
|Draft Season (Onebar)||Anthony Barr||LB||UCLA||4/28|
|Mocking the Draft||Justin Gilbert||CB||Oklahoma St||5/05|
|CBS Sports – Dane Brugler||Justin Gilbert||CB||Oklahoma St||5/05|
|CBS Sports – Pete Prisco||Anthony Barr||LB||UCLA||4/30|
|CBS Sports – Pat Kirwan||Anthony Barr||LB||UCLA||5/02|
|CBS Sports – Will Brinson||Anthony Barr||LB||UCLA||5/05|
|Draft King||Teddy Bridgewater||QB||Louisville||5/04|
|Guy’s NFL Draft Lockerroom||Anthony Barr||LB||UCLA||5/03|
|My NFL Draft||Darqueze Dennard||CB||Michigan St||5/05|
|NFL Draft Geek||Justin Gilbert||CB||Oklahoma St||5/06|
|Walter Football||Kony Ealy (trade)||DE||Missouri||5/06|
|Walter Football (Campbell)||Justin Gilbert||CB||Oklahoma St||5/06|
|CBS Sports – Rob Rang||Anthony Barr||LB||UCLA||5/05|
|SI (King)||Anthony Barr||LB||UCLA||5/06|
|Football’s Future||Justin Gilbert||CB||Oklahoma St||5/7|
|Fantasy Football Auction||Justin Gilbert||CB||Oklahoma St||5/04|
|The Football Expert||Kyle Fuller||CB||Virginia Tech||5/05|
|NFL Draft Room||Tim Jernigan||DT||Florida St||5/06|
|Football Draft Analysis||Blake Bortles||QB||Central Florida||5/05|
|Mel Kiper||Darqueze Dennard||CB||Michigan St||4/29|
|Todd McShay||Justin Gilbert||CB||Oklahoma St||5/05|
|Daniel Jeremiah||Kyle Fuller||CB||Virginia Tech||5/05|
|Bucky Brooks||Justin Gilbert||CB||Oklahoma St||5/01|
|Charley Casserly||Anthony Barr||LB||UCLA||5/05|
|Charles Davis||Kyle Fuller||CB||Virgina Tech||5/06|