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Tennessee Titans 7-Round 2014 NFL Mock Draft, Late-April Edition

Tennessee Titans 7-Round 2014 NFL Mock Draft, Late-April Edition

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The Tennessee Titans are moving to a 3-4 defense in 2014 and will use the NFL Draft to stock up on players that fit their system. The Titans will also be looking to draft a running back after releasing Chris Johnson during the offseason. After losing standout cornerback Alterraun Verner, Tennessee will likely add a cornerback at some point during the draft.

Round 1 – Anthony Barr, DE/OLB, UCLA

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Round 1 – Anthony Barr, DE/OLB, UCLA

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Anthony Barr may be the best player available when the Titans pick at No. 11 and would fit perfectly in the Titans’ new 3-4 defense. At 6-foot-5, 255 pounds, Barr ran the 40-yard dash in 4.66 seconds at the combine and shows explosive playing speed. Barr broke out in 2012 when he recorded 13 sacks with 21.5 tackles for loss, and he followed that performance up in 2013 with 10 sacks, five forced fumbles and 20 tackles for loss.

Round 2 – Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State

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Round 2 – Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State

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Carlos Hyde is a three-down back who can carry the load for a Titans team that can badly use a true No. 1 running back. At 5-foot-11, 230 pounds, Hyde averaged 7.3 yards per carry in 2013 with 1,521 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns.

Round 3 – Shayne Skov, ILB, Stanford

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Round 3 – Shayne Skov, ILB, Stanford

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The Titans don’t have much talent at the inside linebacker position and Shayne Skov would be an excellent choice to add depth and possibly claim a starting job. Skov is an instinctual player and amassed 109 tackles in 2013 with 13 tackles for loss, five sacks and four pass breakups. Skov was a leader for Stanford and has the makeup to maximize his talents in the NFL.

Round 4 – Will Clarke, DE, West Virginia

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Round 4 – Will Clarke, DE, West Virginia

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Will Clarke had a strong showing in the East-West shrine game after an impressive senior season. In 2013, Clarke had six sacks with 17 tackles for loss and three passes batted down. At 6-foot-6 and 271 pounds, Clarke has the size to line up at defensive end in the Titans' new 3-4 defensive alignment.

Round 5 – Beau Allen, DT, Wisconsin

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Round 5 – Beau Allen, DT, Wisconsin

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Beau Allen should be available in the fifth round and would fit nicely at nose tackle for the new Titans' defense. At 6-foot-3 and 325 pounds, Allen eats up space and plays well against the run.

Round 6 – Chris Davis, CB, Auburn

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Round 6 – Chris Davis, CB, Auburn

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Chris Davis is the man who ruined Alabama’s national championship dreams with his 109-yard touchdown return on a missed field goal which sent Auburn to the SEC championship game. Davis is 5-foot-10, 202 pounds and recorded 74 tackles last year with 15 pass breakups. Davis is strong against the run and likes to hit. He also shows the willingness and ability to cover bigger receivers.

Round 7 – T.J. Jones, WR, Notre Dame

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Round 7 – T.J. Jones, WR, Notre Dame

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Due to a deep pool of wide receiver prospects, T.J. Jones may be available in the seventh round despite his good size, speed and production for Notre Dame. Jones stands at 6-foot, 188 pounds and ran the 40-yard dash in 4.48 seconds. In 2013, Jones had 70 receptions for 1,108 yards and nine touchdowns.