2014 NFL Draft: 5 Players Tennessee Titans Should Target With 11th Pick

Tennessee Titans: 5 Players to Target With 11th Pick in 2014 NFL Draft

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The Tennessee Titans have been active during the offseason as they have signed Michael Oher to play right tackle and filled a need at running back by signing the versatile Dexter McCluster. They also added to the defense, bringing in Al Woods on the defensive line and re-signing safety Bernard Pollard. However, the player who had the biggest impact on the Titans’ offseason was the loss of cornerback Alterraun Verner to the Buccaneers.

5. Anthony Barr, DE/OLB, UCLA

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5. Anthony Barr, DE/OLB, UCLA

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Anthony Barr recently moved over to the defensive side of the ball, and in a short time he has shown that he has elite potential as either a defensive end or outside linebacker. At 6-foot-4, 248-pounds, Barr totaled 10 sacks and five forced fumbles in 2013 and backed up his production with a solid effort at the combine, running the 40-yard dash in 4.65 seconds. Barr would be an upgrade at either defensive end or linebacker for the Titans.

4. Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State

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4. Justin Gilbert, CB, Oklahoma State

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As the top cornerback in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Titans would be thrilled to land Gilbert who wowed scouts at the combine running the 40-yard dash in 4.37 seconds. Gilbert was a dynamic player at Oklahoma State as he was an exceptional kick returner and he showed off his tremendous athleticism at the combine with a 35.5-inch vertical and 10-foot-6 broad jump. If Gilbert is on the board at No. 11, it would be a surprise if he's not the pick.

3. C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama

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3. C.J. Mosley, ILB, Alabama

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C.J. Mosley is the only inside linebacker to consider in the first round and would fill a need for the Titans. Mosley has been described as instinctive and intelligent with the ability to both rush the passer and get deep in his pass drops. At 6-foot-2 and 234-pounds, Mosley shows advanced technique and could step in immediately at middle linebacker as a sound tackler and excellent pass-defender.

2. Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State

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2. Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State

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If Justin Gilbert and Anthony Barr are both off the board, Dennard is another cornerback the Titans will have to consider. Dennard had once been considered the top corner in this year’s class but has since fallen as Justin Gilbert started to rise up draft boards. Dennard is still considered by some to be a better cover corner than Gilbert, and he may be preferred by the Titans even if Gilbert is still on the board.

1. Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech

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1. Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech

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While Darqueze Dennard is falling down draft boards, Kyle Fuller is on his way up after an impressive showing at the combine which backed up his strong tape in 2013. Fuller ran the 40-yard dash in 4.49 seconds and shows man-coverage skills with strong instincts. If Gilbert and Barr are off the board and the Titans prefer Kyle Fuller over Darqueze Dennard, Tennessee may look to trade back in the first round or potentially select a quarterback.


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