2014 NFL Draft: 5 Day 2 Prospects the Tennessee Titans Must Target

5 Day 2 Prospects to Target in 2014 NFL Draft

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The Tennesse Titans did reasonably well on Day 2 of the draft last year, landing talented wide receiver Justin Hunter in the second round, and grabbing some developmental defensive players with strong upside in the third round with cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson and linebacker Zaviar Gooden. The Titans will again look to add a cornerback and linebacker on the second day of the 2014 NFL Draft.

5. Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State

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5. Bradley Roby, CB, Ohio State

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Bradley Roby combines elite speed with good size, but did not perform quite as well as expected in 2013. However, with better coaching, Roby has the potential to develop into a No. 1 cornerback in the NFL. Roby is an aggressive tackler and is excellent playing the ball in the air, as he totaled 35 passes defended in his last two seasons for Ohio State. Roby will be under consideration for the Titans if he's available at their pick in Round 2.

4. Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State

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4. Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State

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Carlos Hyde is exactly the type of player the Titans should be looking for after cutting Chris Johnson. At 6-foot, 230 pounds, Hyde should be a three down back who can help take some pressure off of quarterback Jake Locker. Hyde breaks tackles with regularity, absorbing hits and running defenders over. Despite missing the first three games of the season, Hyde ran for 1,527 yards with 15 touchdowns in 2013.

3. Chris Borland, ILB, Wisconsin

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3. Chris Borland, ILB, Wisconsin

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Chris Borland may be the second best inside linebacker prospect in the draft, and would fill a need for the Titans. Borland totaled 112 tackles with four sacks, two forced fumbles and 8.5 tackles for loss in 2013. As a physical force in the middle of the defense, Borland excels in run support and is Wisconsin’s all-time leader in forced fumbles with 14. Borland would provide an immediate upgrade at middle linebacker for the Titans.

2. Jason Verrett, CB, TCU

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2. Jason Verrett, CB, TCU

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Jason Verrett is projected to be picked anywhere from the first round to the third round, and could be a potential replacement for the Titans’ loss of Alterraun Verner. Verrett possesses the speed and attributes of a No. 1 cornerback in the NFL, running the 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds and earning co-Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year honors, but concerns over his size (5-foot-9, 189 pounds) may cause Verrett to fall out of the first round.

1. Shayne Skov, ILB, Stanford

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1. Shayne Skov, ILB, Stanford

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Shayne Skov was the leader of a physical Stanford defense, and his love for football shines through in his play. Skov has incredible instincts and recognition, which allow him to play faster than his timed speed would suggest. In 2013, Skov totaled 109 tackles with 13 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks. At 6-foot-2, 245 pounds, Skov should have no problem taking over at middle linebacker in the NFL.


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