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2014 NFL Draft: 5 Sleepers Who Fit Perfectly For The Tennessee Titans

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2014 NFL Draft: 5 Sleepers Who Fit Perfectly for Tennessee Titans

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The Tennessee Titans have what it takes to make the 2014 NFL Playoffs, but will have to have success in the 2014 NFL Draft. Tennessee let go of some big pieces from previous seasons in the offseason and must get one or two players that can make impacts on big games immediately in their rookie season. Here are five sleepers in the 2014 NFL Draft who fit perfectly for the Titans.

5. QB Connor Shaw – South Carolina

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5. QB Connor Shaw – South Carolina

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Connor Shaw may not be a premier quarterback in this draft, but he’s one of the best of the crop. If Tennessee could get him in the sixth round, Shaw could easily be that third quarterback to compete with Jake Locker that the Titans desperately need. Remember, he only threw one interception last season – in the SEC.

4. WR Jordan Matthews – Vanderbilt

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4. WR Jordan Matthews – Vanderbilt

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Sticking with the SEC theme of Tennessee draft picks, Matthews is one of the best receivers in the draft, but his lack of speed has had him drop to the second round. Don’t be surprised if Tennessee somehow facilitates a trade to move up in the second round and snag this top-notch talent.

3. TE A.C. Leonard – Tennessee State

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3. TE A.C. Leonard – Tennessee State

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The fastest tight end in the NFL combine, Leonard is a monster athletically. A little raw, he could benefit from a mentor like Delanie Walker.

2. RB Jeremy Hill – LSU

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2. RB Jeremy Hill – LSU

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Although not worth a second-round selection, if the Titans find a way to sneak into the third round, Hill is a perfect fit. With Shonn Greene the ground-and-pound back and Dexter McCluster the speedy, explosive back, Hill could learn from both. He has the size and athleticism to succeed in the NFL.

1. DE Kony Ealy – Missouri

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1. DE Kony Ealy – Missouri

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If Tennessee were to trade their first-round pick to somewhere later in the draft, Ealy would be the best fit. The Titans’ lack of pass-rushing killed them last season, and Ealy could make an immediate impact.